‘Several people’ trapped after construction site collapse in South Boston was reported
BOSTON – Emergency crews from Boston have responded to a reported structural collapse at a construction site in South Boston.
Boston police said “several people” were trapped after a landslide.
Boston EMS said that as of 2:55 p.m. two people had been taken to the hospital and a third person was cared for at the scene.
“We have multiple units at the scene of the structural collapse at the Edison Power Plant in South Boston. This is an active incident with more details to follow,” according to a statement from EMS posted on social media.
This emergency is occurring in a building at 776 Summer Street in South Boston.
776 Summer Street is the site of the former L Street coal-fired power station that operated for more than a century from 1898 until its decommissioning in 2006.
A video clip from the scene showed crews treating at least two victims.
Boston Fire Department technical rescue crews are on site, along with EMS and the police department.
The construction site is being developed as a retail, residential and commercial space by Hilco Development into a project called “L Street Station”
“This 1.68 million square foot mixed-use development will bring new energy to the Boston Harbor waterfront, adding jobs and creating new open community space for the South Boston neighborhood. The project includes new commercial, residential and commercial spaces using best-in-class environmental sustainability standards and includes A flexible site design that will create approximately 6 acres of open space throughout the site, including a new 2.5-acre public park along the waterfront,” according to the company’s website.
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