When disaster strikes the effects are devastating. Recently, two workers were killed in the South End when a water main burst, flooding a construction trench.
As The Boston Globe reported,
“Two construction workers were killed Friday afternoon when a water line burst under a South End street, flooding the trench where they were working with a torrent of water that thwarted desperate attempts to save them. Passersby described a sudden, powerful surge of water that filled a long, narrow trench on Dartmouth Street in mere seconds. Workers cried out, “There’s two guys in the hole!” but the water came on too fast. The trench was between 12 to 15 feet deep.”