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4 Workers Hurt in N.Y. Building Collapse

Four workers were injured, one critically, after a building under construction collapsed in Brooklyn Monday.

Authorities are investigating a partial collapse at a construction site in Brooklyn where four workers were injured, one seriously. It happened at a building under construction on Conselyea Street in the Williamsburg section.

Firefighter Matt Coppeto says all four injured people were working on the site.

Three were taken to nearby hospitals and a fourth refused medical attention.

Buildings Department spokesman Tony Sclafani says a preliminary investigation revealed critical structural supports had been removed as part of a renovation to add a fourth story.

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri visited the site after the collapse.(SOURCE)

The owner of the building Michael Sang says that just moments before the walls came crashing down, a tenant called to say bricks were falling off the building.

“My tenant on the second floor said, ‘Things are falling off the wall,’ so I told him, ‘Go outside, don’t go back in,'” owner Michael Sang.

The city issued Sang a violation on May 1 for failure to maintain an exterior wall, which had vertical cracks, said Buildings Department spokesman Tony Sclafani. A report noted that there were “separation cracks” on the interior between the third and fourth floors.

Collapesd Building In New York

Collapsed Building In New York

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