1 worker dies, 3 hurt in NYC construction accident


Salon Staff
April 3, 2012 10:00PM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a partial building collapse in New York City has killed one construction worker and left three others with minor injuries.

The single-family home was under construction in Brooklyn's Gerritsen Beach neighborhood.

Fire officials say a 25-year-old worker was trapped after the partial collapse late Tuesday morning. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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Three others suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

It's not immediately clear what caused the collapse.


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