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Building Collapses in Buckingham, Man Airlifted From Scene

The scene of the building collapse in Buckingham. Credit: Kara Seymour
The scene of the building collapse in Buckingham. Credit: Kara Seymour
A construction worker who was trapped under a Buckingham Township building that collapsed Thursday morning is "unstable," according to emergency responders.

According to Charles Pressler, Chief of Operations for the Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Unit, 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 approximately 8:45 a.m. at a building in the Heritage Center development off York Road. Crews from Lingohocken Fire Company responded to the scene.

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. 

This is a breaking story, check back to Patch for updates.

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