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Family of worker killed in Government Center Garage collapse file lawsuit


The lawsuit claims conscious pain and suffering and seeks unspecified damages.

The Government Center garage following a collapse in March that killed a construction worker. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The family of a construction worker who died during the demolition of the Government Center garage have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Peter Monsini, 51, was killed when part of the garage collapsed on March 26. Monsini was driving a construction vehicle as part of the demolition of the garage when a concrete slab collapsed, causing the vehicle to fall over the side of the building and fall nine stories. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, Monsini’s estate filed a lawsuit against The HYM Investment Group and John Moriarty & Associates Inc. in Suffolk County Superior Court, according to The Boston Globe.

He brings charges of wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering and accuses companies of endangering workers by allowing construction vehicles to work on the unstable garage floor. The lawsuit also claims a lack of pre-demolition inspections and other important safety measures.

Construction companies are demolishing the garage to build a 12-story, 410,000 square foot science building. Monsini’s vehicle reportedly fell from the building after the ground he was working on collapsed. The fatal accident halted work on the project until earlier this month.

The World quoted Monsini estate attorney Paul E. Mitchell as saying, “Our investigation has determined that the conduct of the defendants was reckless and caused the injury, suffering and death of Peter Monsini, and we have the intent to hold defendants financially responsible.”

Mitchell said the lawsuit seeks damages, but did not specify an amount.


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