Chelsea Resident Raising Funds for Friend Who Died in Downtown Construction Accident

A Chelsea man is raising funds for his friend that was killed during a construction accident last week on High Street in Downtown Boston. 

Timothy Brady, of Chelsea, has created an online fundraising campaign for Juan Carlos Gutierrez Figueroa who died on Wednesday, February 24th after being fatally struck by a vehicle while working on a construction site in downtown Boston. 

“We are completely devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved friend, brother, son and father Carlos was loved by so many,” wrote Brady in the online fundraising campaign’s webpage. “Carlos was a loving and caring father to his two children, Alex and Milady, and a doting husband to his wife Rosa. I will always remember him as a generous, humble, funny, hard-working, loyal friend who enjoyed music and dance. I know many others will have memories of Carlos’ contagious smile and ability to make anyone laugh.”

Brady is trying to raise $10,000 for Figueroa’s family at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-juan-carlos-gutierrez-figueroa. The online fundraising campaign has already raised over $2,000 towards its goal. 

“There are no words to express how much we are going to miss Carlos,” said Brady. “However, we must be gracious for the lives of his daughter Milady and his son Alex who must go on with the rest of their lives without their father, and for his wife Rosa, who must continue without her husband. We have created this goFund so that all of us in some way can help his family.  We ask for prayers and that God gives his family and his spouse strength to cope with this terrible loss of life.”

Brady said all proceeds will go to his Figueroa’s wife, Rosa, and their two children to help during their difficult time. 

“We will greatly appreciate donations in any amount and we are grateful to anyone who is able to contribute at this time,” said Brady. 

Figueroa was killed instantly alongside his co-worker, Jordan Romero, of Lynn, after a construction truck accidentally knocked the two into a trench that was 20 feet deep. Both Figueroa and Romero were part of the construction crew doing work on High Street in Downtown Boston. They worked for Atlantic Coast Utilities. The company was hired to make an emergency repair on a sewer line.  The Boston Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Fatal Collision Investigation Team are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident along with OSHA, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Boston’s ISD. 

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