3 construction workers were injured in a wall collapse at 1925 E. 14th Street in Brooklyn.
1 Construction Worker Seriously Injured and Trapped in Wall Collapse, 2 Others Hospitalized
Last Update: 7/13/2020
Three construction workers were injured, including one with serious injuries, in a wall collapse in Brooklyn on March 25. The workers were reportedly constructing a foundation for a home at the time of the collapse.
A man in his 40s was trapped in a trench after the collapse and buried up to his chest in dirt and cinder blocks. He was hospitalized at Community Hospital on Kings Highway with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The two other men working with him at the time were not trapped but suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized at Maimonides Medical Center.
The collapse happened at around 12:09 p.m. in the back of a home at 1925 East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay. Responding firefighters and emergency service police arrived at the scene and discovered two of the men out of the trench, with a third trapped inside. A cinder block wall had collapsed on the side of the house.
According to fire officials, the wall was likely part of the home and these officials were not sure what the crew was doing when the collapse happened. Officials believe the workers may have been building an extension to the home and creating a foundation.
A stop-work order has been issued for the construction company, but the name of that company has not been released. It is not clear if the company had proper permits for this project.