Suffolk halts construction following South Boston collapse


A police cruiser patrolled the site where three workers were injured Wednesday in South Boston. Erin Clark/Globe Staff

The region’s largest construction company halted all work in Boston on Friday for a safety review following a demolition accident that injured three workers in south Boston this week.

Construction giant Suffolk announced a shutdown on Thursday ‘to heighten safety awareness on the worksite’, temporarily halting work on some of the city’s most important construction projects, including the Winthrop Center skyscraper from downtown, a new tower above South Station, and a multi-construction complex on a terrace above the Massachusetts Turnpike.

The voluntary withdrawal is expected to last until Friday, Suffolk chief executive John Fish wrote in an email to employees, although he raised the possibility that some projects could remain closed longer if necessary.

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