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At least 3 injured, some trapped in site collapse


Authorities say at least three people were injured in a partial collapse at a construction site in Boston

BOSTON — A building partially collapsed at a Boston construction site on Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least three people, one seriously, authorities said.

The collapse, with several people trapped, was reported around 1:45 p.m., a Boston police spokesman said. The technical rescue team of firefighters also intervened.

It happened at a closed South Boston power plant being redeveloped.

Boston Emergency Medical Services said in a tweet that two people were taken to hospital and a third person, still being extracted, was also being treated.

“We have multiple units on site for the structural collapse of the Edison Power Plant Building in South Boston,” the agency tweeted.

Police said one person’s injuries were considered life-threatening.

The 15-acre site in South Boston is being redeveloped into a mixed-use property that includes residential, office, research and retail space, a hotel and nearly 6 acres (2.4 hectares ) new open public spaces, according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also visiting the scene, a spokesperson said.

It was the second collapse at a construction site in Boston this year. A construction worker died in March when a car park being demolished collapsed.

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