VIDEO: Three workers were injured in a collapse at a construction site in South Boston.
Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey said emergency crews were called to the Edison Power Plant building around 1:40 p.m. Two of the injured workers were able to be removed immediately.
A third person was trapped, prompting a rescue operation with about 100 firefighters in support roles, Dempsey said.
Dempsey said the worker had part of a wall leaning on his lower legs. He was freed after more than three hours and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. “Demolition drops are very dangerous. Probably more dangerous than putting buildings up,” Dempsey said.
Dempsey added that the building at 776 Summer Street is old and has experienced other problems over time.
“We’ve had a lot of serious problems with this building over the years,” he said. “I recall way back, we had a nine-alarm fire here, so this is nothing new to us.”