NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One construction worker is dead and another injured after a construction collapse in Queens Thursday.
Firefighters rushed to the site on 94th Avenue in Jamaica to try and save the workers after a wall collapsed at the site.READ MORE: Gov. Kathy Hochul Increases Pressure On COVID Vaccine Holdouts As Deadline For Health Care Workers Approaches
The Department of Buildings say it permitted demolition to take place at the the existing three story building where the collapse took place.READ MORE: Global Citizen Live Returns To Central Park For Star-Studded Concert
The DOB has issued a partial stop-work order at a neighboring lot, but that didn’t prevent Thursday’s demolition.MORE NEWS: NYC Congressional Representatives Call On President Biden To Intervene In Rikers Island Crisis
The DOB is investigating exactly what went wrong at the site.