Worker killed in building collapse
A construction worker sustained fatal injuries after he was buried under six feet of bricks and debris while working on a commercial building in the Bronx.
Experts say nearly a dozen support beams gave way and caused the structure to collapse. Two construction workers were able to escape without injury. The 51 year-old man trapped under the rubble was rescued ten minutes after the collapse, but died shortly after arriving at Jacobi Hospital.
FDNY deputy chief says the employees were doing active demolition in the basement of the building when the accident occurred. However, a conflicting report states the collapse was due to a rotten beam.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.