Building Collapses in Buckingham, Man Airlifted From Scene

An unidentified worker was removed from the rubble and airlifted to Temple University Hospital after an hour-long rescue effort.

A construction worker who was trapped under a Buckingham Township building that collapsed Thursday morning was taken by helicopter to the hospital, according to emergency responders.

Charles Pressler, Chief of Operations for the Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Unit, told Patch an unidentified worker was removed from the rubble and airlifted to Temple University Hospital. "He was trapped for an hour by the time we got him out," Pressler said.

The collapse occurred at a building in the Heritage Center development off York Road. 

The development includes townhomes and office buildings. The collapse occurred in a unit being constructed in the office building portion of the development.

Pressler said he had no information regarding the cause of the collapse.

He said the Buckingham Township Fire Marshall and code enforcement departments will be handling the investigation. 

Pete January 09, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Lingohocken Fire Company, not Newtown.
Kara Seymour January 09, 2014 at 12:23 PM
thanks, noted. sorry for the misprint
Jennifer Passantino January 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Didn't another building collapse in this same area within the past year? Weird. Hopefully, the man is OK.
Pete January 12, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Jennifer - Yes, on January 12th, 2013. There was no one around that time so no injuries.


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