6 Injured After Partial Roof Collapse at New York City Construction Site

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Just one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law requiring at least 40 hours of safety training for all 185,000 of the city’s construction workers, a partial roof collapse at a Brooklyn construction site left 6 workers injured, 2 of them serious.

On the morning of October 17, a load of CMU block was loaded onto a brownstone in Crown Heights, New York City, when the concentrated weight of the blocks caused a partial collapse all the way to the basement of the building.  Of the 9 total workers on site, 6 of them suffered injuries to the head, arm, chest, and leg, according to the New York Daily News.

FDNY Brooklyn Borough Commander Assistant Chief Dwayne Cartwright told the NY Daily News that "There were (joists) that was being put up to support the first and second floors. So when the concentrated load fell from the roof, it displaced the (joists) and some of that fell into the basement area.”

Of the 6 injured that were taken to the hospital, 3 were able to leave the building under their own power.  One of the serious injuries involved a leg fracture.

We hope that all of the injured workers make a speedy and full recovery.

Below is a short video, from CBS New York, which shows the aftermath of the collapse:

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