Building Under Demolition Partially Collapses in NYC; 1 Dead

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Collapse At Site Of Building Under Demolition In Midtown.

NEW YORK (AP) — A building being demolished to make way for a luxury boutique hotel partially collapsed Friday in midtown Manhattan, killing one construction worker and trapping at least one other beneath the rubble, officials said.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One person was killed and another seriously injured when the interior of a building that was being demolished collapsed Friday morning. Some 60 firefighters and representatives from the Department of Buildings are on the scene looking through the rubble inside the five-story structure, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. “There’s been a lot of construction on this street,” Lesli Sunshine, who works in the area, told Aiello. “I mean, it’s just a crazy thing. The hotel’s developer, Fortuna Realty Group, refused to comment to the New York Times, with a rep telling the paper the firm was still gathering information about the accident. A woman who answered the phone at Fortuna Realty Group’s office declined to comment and referred calls to Northeast Service Interiors, a demolition company doing work at the site.

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