Construction worker who died in Boston garage collapse identified

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The victim is remembered as a devoted father.

The aftermath of the partial collapse of the Government Center garage on Saturday night.
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The construction worker who died in the collapse of a Boston parking lot being demolished has been identified by a family member and his union as Peter Monsini, 51, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.

Part of the Government Center garage collapsed around 5:30 p.m. Saturday night after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed. Another worker was hospitalized as a result. The worker’s condition has not been disclosed.

Monsini was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle when the structure collapsed and the vehicle fell off the side of a building, falling nine stories. He was found in a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene.

the World reported that Monsini is remembered as a devoted father to his teenage son.

“He was just very selfless and caring and loved his son more than anything,” Monsini’s sister Gina Ferrini said of her sibling in a chat with the World. “We are still processing things right now.”

the World reported that Monsini was a member of the International Union of Operations Engineers Local 4. The union described it to World as a “dedicated and proud” member of Local 4 for 20 years.

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“He was a great friend to many of us and will be greatly missed. Information on arrangements will be forthcoming at the family management. In the meantime, please keep Peter and his family in your thoughts and prayers. May may he rest in peace,” Bill McLaughlin, the union’s commercial director, said in a statement to the World.

According to Worldthe demolition was part of an ongoing redevelopment of the site by investment group HYM which is expected to include a new 12-story life science building.

Local, state and federal authorities, including the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office, are investigating the collapse.

Alice F. Ponder