Monday, June 26, 2017

The floor of an under construction Long Island City building collapsed Monday injuring 6 workers


By Eyewitness News
Updated 1 hr 25 mins ago
LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) -- Six construction workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed in Queens Monday morning.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at 42-20 27th Street -- between Queens Plaza South and 42nd Road -- in Long Island City.

The scaffolding collapsed on the fifth floor of the building under construction.

All six injuries are considered non-threatening. The Department of Buildings responded to the scene and will determine the structural integrity of the building.

FDNY flew its drone over the scene to get an aerial view of the collapse:

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LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — The floor of an under construction Long Island City building collapsed Monday, injuring six people, officials said.

The eighth floor at 42-17 27th St. fell onto onto the seventh level shortly after having concrete poured, a spokesman for the NYPD said.

Five suffered serious injuries and were in stable condition, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Another person received minor injuries. All those injured were transported to Elmhurst Hospital.

The FDNY responded to a call about 10.40 a.m. The scene was declared under control by 11.50 a.m., FDNY said.

The incident is currently under investigation, NYPD said.

Lead image via FDNY