About 12 people injured after porch collapses in Mission Hill

About a dozen people were injured when a porch collapsed at an apartment building late Friday night in the city’s Mission Hill neighborhood, officials said.

Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department, said the third-floor porch collapsed onto the second floor of 1538 Tremont St. shortly before 11 p.m.

Mike Bosse, deputy superintendent for Boston EMS, said at the scene that about a dozen young adults were injured in the fall and seven were taken to area hospitals, mostly for neck and back injuries.


“Fortunately, nobody had any life-threatening injuries,” Bosse said. “Nobody was knocked unconscious, nobody has any broken bones.”

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MacDonald also said that none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

Dozens of people stood near the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. while police and fire officials investigated.

Razan Khan, 24, said he heard loud music coming from the building adjacent to his before the crash of the porch.

“It didn’t sound like a party with 30-something people, but there was definitely some kind of gathering going on,” he said.


Khan said that 1538 Tremont is primarily occupied with students in their early 20s.

According to MacDonald, a city building inspector was also called to the scene. Part of Tremont Street was closed after the collapse.

Several fire trucks, police cruisers, and ambulances lined the road after the collapse. At least three people were seen being placed into ambulances on stretchers.

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