Construction Worker Injured When Building Collapses In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fire officials say a construction worker was injured when a two-story commercial building collapsed in the Bronx.

It happened around 12:15 p.m. Saturday at a building on Stratford Avenue.

Officials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way. Firefighters had to rescue one of the workers who was trapped beneath six feet of rubble. He was taken to Jacoby Hospital in serious condition.

Residents who live across the street said it was just a matter of time before that building would have collapsed.

“It was one of the beam pipes, it was rotten,” neighbor Avon Ventura told 1010 WINS. “So when they broke that down, everything just collapsed.”

Others in the neighborhood said there wasn’t much left of the building.

“The only thing left I could see left of it was just rubbish and the top sunk in,” said Ernest Bolling. “That’s it. Split in the middle.”

The Buildings Department and the Office of Emergency Management is investigating. Officials say the rest of the building will have to be torn down.

Please leave a comment below…

  • bullett

    This is the end result of inexperienced contractors & workers who do know how to support upper floors & roofs when doing interior renovations to some of the aging buildings throughout the city. Hope the workers injuries were not too serious.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

    • t dubs

      7million and 1, are you including yourself?

  • Linda

    If the building was in that bad a shape, the owner probably took out a lot of insurance, knowing it would fall down with a little bit of hammering.

  • former Bronxite

    It’s Jacobi Medical Center.

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