Thursday, October 6, 2016
Fort Totten floor fall-through
From CBS 2:
A city worker fell through the floor of a crumbling old building in Queens.
The parks employee and his crew were sent in to clean after someone else decided the structure was safe.
The inside of the old building on the grounds of Fort Totten — a former U.S. Army site — has seen better days.
It’s now dilapidated and deserted.
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation employee Cory Credell said on Monday, he was asked to go inside and clean it up after the department’s health and safety team deemed the site safe for the job, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported exclusively Tuesday night.
Once inside — wearing a paper mask he was given to protect his face — Credell said he knew it was trouble.
Animals had made the structure their home long ago.
Credell began to sweep the floors, but the weak structure gave way and he fell through.