Officials Order Residents To Vacate Queens House Following Floor Collapse

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —  New York City has issued a full vacate order for a three-story Queens house after the third floor collapsed.

A spokeswoman for the city Department of Buildings says the cause of the Saturday night collapse is under investigation.

The Fire Department says a dozen people were injured when the floor fell during a party.

Two people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries. Ten people refused medical attention. One person was trapped and had to be extracted.

floor collapse Officials Order Residents To Vacate Queens House Following Floor Collapse

Credit WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman

The buildings department says the private home was constructed in 2005. The agency said it has no records of any complaints about the house.

George O’Leary works in construction and says he’s been nervous since the two-family house went up about 10 years ago.

“In the business for 25, 35 years, you don’t just build a house this quick,” he told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.

And well before the rowdy party that partially pancaked the third floor onto the second, O’Leary’s mother had noticed.

“That’s caving in up there. I was going to call 3-1-1 several times,” she said.

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  1. lulu says:

    only two injuries it must have been a pot party. Next, handyman special for sale and if workers were paid, all proceeds went back to Guatemala.

  2. MIKE says:

    YOU’RE AN IDIOT

  3. John Cracker says:

    This is a CPH (colored people house a/k/a n-nest).

    Code requires a house to be designed for 40 lbs per square foot. 100 people weigh 15,000 lbs. If the house were properly designed, even 100 jiggybooing nogs would not have caused the collapse.

    1. lg says:

      I like your name you p.o.s.

  4. DG says:

    ok, don’t blame the construction and builders for this one. 100 people on ONE UPPER floor??!! uhm, i don’t care Who built the floor/house or when, but ANY Upper floor made of wood & beams CANNOT & WILL NOT hold 100 people (most floors not even 50!) partying and dancing on it!! i can’t believe how STUPID some people can be to have THAT many people on an UPPER floor made of wood dancing and partying on it!! sorry, but it’s just plain common sense!! havn’t we seen and head enough of how many over-crowded college parties have collapsed floors in the past couple years?? you’d think they’d notice how much the floor And room was shaking and just Maybe to calm down before the floor gives out?? guess not!! sorry, hate all you want but the partyers are to blame and should pay for damages to the floor and house.

  5. marty griffin kdka says:

    Must have been coloreds living there.

  6. CHARLIE says:

    CHEAP CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ARE TO BLAME AND THE DEPT OF BUILDINGS,TOO MANY BRIBES BET THE DEVELOPERS AND THE INSPECTORS.WHAT ELSE IS NEW

    1. They are stupid says:

      Nope same wood used as in any house.It was stupidity of people to put that many people up there.You cannot teach stupid your born that way.The ownere or renters who let all those people up there clearly are to blame.

  7. Lisa says:

    ” FOOTSTEPS ON DE GROUND ON D GROUND” HAHA WAS IS TRINI PEOPLE??

  8. Ryan Reilly says:

    Blax party too hard sometimes. At least no shootings at this party.

  9. Doug says:

    Just wait until their parents come home..

  10. John McQuillan says:

    I told them guys to use nails.

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