Friday, November 10, 2017

Waste transfer station's wall collapse injures 2

From the Times Ledger:

The Fire Department filed a complaint with the city’s Department of Buildings against Royal Waste Services, a waste management facility in Jamaica, where a wall collapsed on two men Saturday, according to the FDNY.

The victims, age 34 and 40, were both taken to Jamaica Hospital after the incident, which occurred at 187-40 Hollis Ave., according to the NYPD. Both victims are expected to survive.

One patient was in critical condition and the other had a serious injury but was in stable condition, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY requested a structural stability inspection from the Department of Buildings later that day, a spokesman for FDNY said.

Two days later the Buildings Department put a partial vacate order on the facility, according to


Joe Moretti said...

Royal Waste is one SHADY company, who claims to be a "recycling" place but it a plan old garbage dump with an old outdated facility that is completely open air allowing all kinds of pollutants and poisons to go into the air and into the ground, while the facility in Jamaica (Douglas and 170 st) is near thousands of families and right in the downtown section of Jamaica, where apartment buildings are being built. This place is also the scourge of 24/7 waste trucks flying through residential streets and skirting the laws of being ONLY on truck routes.

During my AWFUL times in Jamaica (no more), I continuously blog about this shady operation where the local elected officials, Melinda Katz and dumBlasio never called them out on their bullshit.

JQ LLC said...

Royal Waste is everywhere in (mostly) commercial and residential buildings throughout the city. They are practically a NY institution and are too big to fail so the city does jackshit. The services they provide gives them a stranglehold on the officials and inspectors as the community gasps for clean air and suffers.

This comes on the heels of that waste treatment plant in East Flatbush next to an MTA railyard too and the recent expose on their perpetual toxicity standards for the past decade.

And with the corrupt mayor in office, Royal Waste will continue their shoddy ways and more workers will get crippled or die on the job. But hey, the slaves had to be sacrificed to build the pyramids and that was pretty historic although a dubious honor to say the least

Anonymous said...

Garbage and the shifty performance of the crooked lazy DON! Are we surprised?