UPDATED: 2 Utility Poles Crash at Bancroft Construction Site; No Gas Leak & No Injuries

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Last updated at 3:35 p.m. with quotes from fire chief and photo from fire department

FRAMINGHAM – Two utility poles crashed onto two parked vehicles at a construction site in Framingham, said Police Lt. Patricia Grigas.

Construction crews were digging a trench near the poles, when the poles crashed into the vehicles, according to police.

The incident happened this morning, July 15 at the Bancroft Building construction site. The Bancroft Building is located near the Fountain Street bridge.

At 9:45am. Framingham Fire Department Ladder 3, Rescue 1 & Car 2 responded to 59 Fountain Street, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

“On arrival found 2 electrical utility poles had come down.  One pole, with multiple transformers, landed on 2 vehicles parked in the area.  Companies secured the scene and waited until Eversource arrived to de-energize,” said the Fire Chief.

No injuries, said Chief Dutcher.

“Cause was most likely vibrations from heavy construction equipment,” said ChiefDutcher.

A “crash caused damage to two Verizon-owned utility poles,” said Eversource.

“There was not a gas leak as a result of the crash,” said Eversource Media Manager Reid Lamberty.


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