Boston firefighters pull injured worker out of collapsed building News
Boston (AP) – Firefighters in Boston worked for more than three hours to rescue an injured builder after part of a historic power plant collapsed on Wednesday during renovations.
Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey told reporters that the worker received life-threatening injuries when the wall collapsed and fell on his legs and lower body.
Two other workers were quickly evacuated from the former Edison Power Station in South Boston and taken to a district hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, he said. The collapse occurred around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday’s incident was the second landslide at a construction site in Boston this year. A construction worker died in March when the destroyed part of the garage collapsed.
Mayor Michelle Wu noted that the staff of the first emergency service conducted a “very dangerous rescue operation”, saying it was “almost a miracle” that the worker was safely delivered.
“For my part, I am angry that we are here again in another workplace with another serious incident,” – added the Democrat. according to WCVB-TV.
The plant, which is more than 120 years old, is being rebuilt into a multifunctional facility that includes residential, office, research and retail space, a hotel and an open public space, according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The investigation is also being conducted by the Federal Office of Labor Protection, a spokesman said.
Suffolk Construction, responsible for the deconstruction, said the podium collapsed in the building. “We are currently working on the spot in close cooperation with OSHA, our subcontractors and local authorities to determine the cause of this incident and confirm the safety of the site,” the company said in a statement.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners, the site’s developer, thanked the first service staff for their prompt action.
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