One killed in building collapse in San Francisco

January 28, 2008 1:48:09 PM PST
A boiler at an abandoned power substation fell during a demolition project Monday, killing a worker, seriously injuring another and sending firefighters scrambling to free a third who was trapped. Crews were working to reach the trapped person, Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. The area was strewn with debris, and about a dozen emergency vehicles were lined up.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokesman David Eisenhower said he could not immediately provide any details about the accident or the building. The power plant had recently been decommissioned, he said.

"Our first concern, our main concern, is with the welfare of the folks out there," Eisenhower said.

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