Boston EMS reports that after first responders rushed to the old L Street power plant after a floor collapsed while workers were demolishing it this afternoon, they were able to remove two injured workers fairly quickly, but the most seriously wounded man remained trapped in the rubble.
Knowing he was seriously injured and needed hospital care, Boston EMS summoned a surgical team from Boston Medical Center to amputate his leg to get him out and to the hospital. But the first responders and surgeons were able to get him out without that:
In one final coordinated attempt they were able to release the patient without necessitating amputation.
Surgical team about to go in, and workers comfort each other after the collapse (photos by Live Boston):