Several injured, some trapped in collapse at construction site

BOSTON (AP) — A building partially collapsed at a Boston construction site Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least three people and…

BOSTON (AP) — A building partially collapsed at a Boston construction site Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least three people and leading to reports that several people were trapped, authorities said.

The collapse was reported around 1:45 p.m., a Boston police spokesperson said.

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 was also 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 of new public open space , according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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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Alice F. Ponder