Sunday, March 24, 2013
2 injured in building collapse
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A home that was under construction partially collapsed in Canarsie Friday afternoon, leaving two people hurt, one seriously, the FDNY said.
The collapse occurred at 867 E. 95th St., near Avenue D, just before 3:15 p.m., the FDNY said.
Of the five people who were working on the building, two suffered serious injuries but were expected to survive, FDNY Deputy Chief Stephen Moro said.
The collapse happened when the floor of the building — a three-story, two family home that was under construction — was overloaded with concrete blocks and other materials and then caved in, the Department of Buildings said.
The DOB issued a full stop work order on the site to continue investigating.