At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident

At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident

Two people were rescued and rushed to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday after they were involved in an accident at a Queens construction site, FDNY officials said.

It happened on 28th Road by 33rd Street in Astoria a little after 3:30 p.m.

One person was seen being pulled from the building on a stretcher. The construction materials punched through the roof and fell all the way down to the basement level, the FDNY said. Two of the victims were removed from the rubble and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, but firefighters had to extricate the third from the basement of the building.

The third worker was being loaded into an ambulance as of 5:38 p.m.

At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident
At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident

Some of the firefighters were tending to the victims as others worked to clear the debris that had fallen into the basement of the building, according to WNBC.

Initially it was believed to have been a crane that collapsed but FDNY clarified that it was a roof.

The building is in the process of being converted from a two-family house to a three-family house, according to the Dept. of Buildings database.

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