At about 12:27pm, on Saturday, January 1, 2011, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a porch collapse at 21 Crowell Street. On arrival, officers learned that a rear porch on the 3rd floor of a three family home had collapsed. Officers further learned that four children were on the porch when the collapse took place. All four children (two 11 year-old girls, a 10 year-old boy and a 7 year-old boy), suffering from non-life threatening injuries, were transported to the Boston Medical Center for evaluation purposes.
Inspectional services responded to the scene. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.