Updated: Monday, 13 Sep 2010, 11:37 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Sep 2010, 10:32 AM EDT
New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - One person has died following the beam collapse at a construction site at Science Park in New Haven. Three others were also injured.
It happened around 10 a.m. at a project on Winchester Avenue where Yale University is building a "chiller," which is a type of power plant used to send steam.
Yale-New Haven Hospital say one person has died, a second remains in critical condition, a third is in serious condition and the fourth does not have life-threatening injuries. No names have been released.
A cherry picker was moving a steel beam when it collapsed and fell about 30 feet. One man became trapped under the beam. Using their rescue equipment, the fire department was able free the man in about 10 minutes.
"He was pinned between his hips and his knees," explained Asst. Chief Ralph Black, New Haven Fire Department. "He was conscious, obviously in a lot of pain."
About a month ago, one person was injured in a construction accident at the same site.