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.
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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.