Multiple injured in collapse at former Boston power plant

YOU CAN SEE PHOTOS OF THE SCENE. EMS SAYS THE WORKERS WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND ARE WORKING AT A THIRD PARTY. THIS IS AN AREA THAT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THEY WERE WORKING WHEN THEY GOT SOME KIND OF COLLAPSE. WE ARE LIVE ON THE SCENE WITH THE LATEST IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT. FO >> AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS IS STILL a very active scene. YOU CAN SEE A GLANCE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND US. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS GOING IN AND OUT THROUGH THAT DOOR. THIS IS A POWER PLANT. YOU MAY ALSO SEE A BOBCAT ARRIVING. THIS IS AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE. THEY ARE DOING DEMOLITN.IO YOU CAN SEE A HUGE RESPONSE. WE HAVE HEARD A SIMILAR RESPONSIBILITY. BOSTON FIRE AND BOSTON POLICE INFORMATION. THE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TENO TO THE HOSPIT.AL THIS IS STILL TOO EARLY. ALL OF THIS HAPPENED IN THE LAST HOUR. THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED ARE STILL VERY INCOMPLETE AT THIS TIME. THIS ENCAPSULATES AN ENTIRE CITY BLOCK. THEY ARE DOING THE BEST AS MITIGATION HERE TOO. WE HAVE HEARD AND SEEN IN TRADITION AND ON THE SCENE THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HAVING TO DECONTAMINATE TOO MUCH BECAUSE OF WHAT I IMAGINE ASBESTOS WOULD BE. THEY ARE IN AIR COMPRESSORS NEXT. ONE PERSON WE UNDERSTAND IS STILL TRAPPED IN THIS MOMENT. BOSTON EMS AND THE FIRE TECH RESCUE WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THIS INDIVIDUAL OUT AND TAKE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. >> A COMPLICATED RESCUE EFFORT CLEARLY UNDERWAY AFTER WE UNDERSTAND TWO WORKERS WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. THEY ARE CARING FOR ANOTHER.

Multiple injured in collapse at former power plant in South Boston

Multiple people are being treated for injuries after being trapped following a collapse at a former power plant in South Boston. Boston police officers, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services personnel and technical rescue teams responded to the scene. Boston EMS said it transported two people from the scene for hospital treatment, and staff are providing care for a third patient. The Edison Power Plant, also known as the L Street Power Plant, is located at the end of the street on Castle Island and directly across from the Black Falcon Pier. According to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Exelon Corporation sold the century-old power plant to Redgate/Hilco. Redgate/Hilco proposed to develop approximately 15 acres of land located at 776 Summer St. with approximately 610,000 square feet of residential area approximately 860,000 square feet for office/research and development use, approximately 80,000 square feet for commercial use, approximately 115,000 square feet for hotel use and more than 1200 parking spaces. The proposal will preserve several historic buildings on the site and provide 5.7 acres of new public open space, according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

Multiple people are being treated for injuries after being trapped following a collapse at a former power plant in South Boston.

According to Boston police, a kind of room collapse at 776 Summer St., the address of the Edison power plant, left several people trapped.

Boston police officers, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services personnel and technical rescue teams responded to the scene.

Boston EMS said has transported two people from the scene for hospital treatment, and those staff are currently providing care for a third patient.

The Edison Power Plant, also known as the L Street Power Plant, is located at the end of the street on Castle Island and directly across from Black Falcon Pier. According to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the century-old power plant was sold to Redgate/Hilco by Exelon Corporation.

Redgate/Hilco proposed to develop approximately 15 acres of land located at 776 Summer St. with approximately 610,000 square feet for residential use, approximately 860,000 square feet for office/research and development use, approximately 80,000 square feet for commercial use, approximately 115,000 square feet of hotel use and more than 1,200 parking spaces.

The proposal will preserve several historic buildings on the site and provide 5.7 acres of new public open space, according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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