Crews from Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to 56th Street and Old Cheney Road on Monday morning following the report of a partial building collapse.

One person was trapped when part of a ceiling collapsed at the Nebraska Animal Medicine and Emergency Center, a veterinary clinic at 5720 Old Cheney Road, according to LFR spokeswoman Nancy Crist.

Crews were able to free the 40-year-old male within a few minutes by using airbags. The man, who was working at the clinic as a contractor, was taken to a local hospital in critical-but-stable condition, said Lincoln Police Officer Angela Sands.

Police said there was plumbing work underway at the center, but it's not clear whether that work was connected to the partial ceiling collapse. The investigation continues.

In a Facebook post, the clinic said that the clinic would be closed the rest of the day. All animals were safe, the post said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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