6 Injured in New York Concrete Formwork Collapse

Just before 11 am on Monday morning, 6/26, firefighters were called to an under-construction residential building in Queens, New York after concrete scaffolding and formwork collapsed during a pour.

According to QNS, workers were on the 8th floor of the soon-to-be 18 story apartment building, when the collapse happened.  6 of the workers were transported to a nearby hospital, but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

QNS also reported that, since 2015, 20 complaints have been filed against this project to the New York Department of Business.  Among them were complaints about failing to comply with a stop work order. The FDNY shared a photo taken by drone of this week’s collapse in Queens on Twitter, which you can see at the bottom of this article. It's not yet known what caused the collapse.

Another recent formwork collapse in Oakland, CA made headlines a few weeks ago. Video of the aftermath of that collapse showed several workers dangling from rebar and others stuck in the fresh concrete.