Three people buried in Brooklyn Rowhouse ground collapse
According to a report by NBC 4 New York, three workers on a Brooklyn rowhouse construction site were buried up to the waist after the ground collapsed on December 14. They were reportedly digging an extension in a rowhouse yard on Wilson Street in Williamsburg. Officials said that the building was being renovated when the accident happened.
Two of the workers were rescued by the New York City Fire Department, while the other one was able to dig himself out. The men sustained minor injuries.
The buildings in the vicinity were evacuated by the Department of Buildings as a precaution, and a stop-work order was issued to the rowhouse in question.
A spokesperson for the department said that there was no existing permit for the construction and that the owner of the rowhouse still hasn’t been found.
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