Several People Seriously Hurt In 3-Story Building Collapse In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Eight people were seriously hurt Wednesday after a three-story building collapsed in Brooklyn, according to fire officials.
Those hurt were taken to Brookdale and Kings County hospitals following the 1 p.m. collapse of the vacant three-story building located at 1916 Prospect Place.
The FDNY says their conditions are not considered life-threatening.
The building was under demolition at the time.
A preliminary inspection by the Department of Buildings found that interior demolition work was being done illegally and without permits.
The investigation is ongoing.
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