Man freed after floor collapse at Philadelphia home

    Rescue crews have freed a worker who was trapped following a floor collapse at a home in West Philadelphia.

    Police said a man was reported trapped in the basement under some debris at the home when the collapse occurred at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

    WPVI-TV showed the victim being pulled out on a stretcher through a window in front of the home about an hour later. He was taken to an ambulance about a block away.

    Initial reports indicated that construction work was being done on the home when the first floor collapsed, trapping a contractor in the basement.

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