Seven Land Coast workers were trapped in the collapse which occurred in a power plant

A scaffold has collapsed in America, trapping seven workers.

The incident occurred early on Tuesday morning, leaving one man dead, and six others seriously injured.

The crews had been working inside a boiler house at a Mississippi power plant when the scaffolding collapsed causing the men to fall 170 feet.

Four of the workers were later released and two others remain in hospital in a stable condition.

All of the workers were from San Antonio, Texas, and worked for contract company Land Coast.