Rescuers cut off man's foot to save him from rubble

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By: Moses Gold 

(Scroll down for video) A building collapsed, trapping workers under rubble and one person had a foot amputated in order to be rescued, according to reports.

A construction worker was pulled alive from under a huge concrete slab on Thursday morning, 13 hours after a parking garage collapsed at a university in Florida, killing two others.

One worker was still missing and rescuers said that they expected to find another body in the rubble.

The survivor, whose name and age were not released, was in "extremely critical condition" after rescuers had to amputate the leg above the knee. He was trapped inside the cabin of a truck.

Journalists and onlookers who were kept across the street from the garage, could see the man collapsed on a stretcher being carried from the rubble waiting for an ambulance that took him away. He was accompanied by two doctors, who had treated him with oxygen and IV in the hours that he was trapped.

The worker was found by rescuers, who heard his cries from the rubble shortly after the roof of the five-story garage fell. Seven workers were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not identified while an eighth was treated at the scene and sent home.

Students were not in the area at the time. The campus was evacuated and closed for the rest of the week. Investigators planned to pick through the rubble to see what caused the garage to collapse.



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