Saturday, September 5, 2015
Man dies in wall collapse
A 19-year-old man died in a wall collapse at a Brooklyn construction site Thursday morning, police say.
Emergency officers were called to the site, a future apartment building, on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 11:30 a.m. when a cinder block wall collapsed, trapping three people, police said.
"They were underpinning the foundation of a wall and they didn't have it supported properly and the bottom of the wall came out and tumbled on top of them," FDNY chief John Rozas said.
The 19-year-old man was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other two men were taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
This happened just after the DOB announced it was cracking down on bad contractors.