Boston construction site collapse injures multiple people

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A building in Boston partially collapsed at a construction site on Wednesday afternoon, sending at least three to the hospital.

The building collapse happened at a closed power plant that is being redeveloped in South Boston.

Three people were transported to the hospital as a result of the incident, according to officials.

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Boston firefighters and construction workers gather at a construction site outside a former power plant, where workers were injured, Wednesday May 4, 2022, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. At least three people were injured, and there were reports of multiple people trapped during a partial collapse at a Boston construction site on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Boston firefighters and construction workers gather at a construction site outside a former power plant, where workers were injured, Wednesday May 4, 2022, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. At least three people were injured, and there were reports of multiple people trapped during a partial collapse at a Boston construction site on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 
(Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald via AP)

One of the people taken to the hospital has life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The collapse was reported at 1:45 p.m., according to officials. 

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Boston firefighters and construction workers gather at a construction site outside a former power plant, where workers were injured, Wednesday May 4, 2022, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. At least three people were injured, and there were reports of multiple people trapped during a partial collapse at a Boston construction site on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Boston firefighters and construction workers gather at a construction site outside a former power plant, where workers were injured, Wednesday May 4, 2022, in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. At least three people were injured, and there were reports of multiple people trapped during a partial collapse at a Boston construction site on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 
(Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald via AP)

Boston Emergency Medical Services tweeted that it is on the scene of the collapse.

“We have multiple units on scene for the structural collapse at the Edison Power Plant building in South Boston,” the tweet read.

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The incident is the second collapse throughout construction sites in Boston this year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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