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Woman walking on Boston sidewalk struck by metal debris

July 25, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Police say a woman has suffered life-threatening injuries after getting struck by metal debris while walking on a Boston sidewalk.

Police say the woman in her 30s was struck at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the city’s North End.

Officials say she appears to have been struck by a piece of metal railing knocked from the roof of a five-story building that was being worked on by workers using a crane.

Good Samaritans helped the woman before emergency responders arrived at the scene. A nearby gym provided towels.

Dion Irish, head of the city’s inspectional services department, said the building is a condominium complex with businesses on the first floor and had received a permit for roofing work.

No name was released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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