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1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Texas House Collapse

South Texas house was being demolished

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    NBC 5 News

    A house being demolished in South Texas collapsed on its wrecking crew, killing one worker and sending another to the hospital.

    The collapse happened about 3 p.m. Thursday in Gregory, about 12 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.
    Police Sgt. David G. Martinez told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that three men were trapped in the wreckage.

    He said one of the men was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial in critical condition but was stabilized after arrival. The owner of the house, who was helping with the demolition, initially refused treatment but was later taken to a hospital.

    Police withheld the identities of the three.

    Fire Chief Juan Jimenez says the men removed most of the walls of the dilapidated wooden house when it toppled on them.