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Building Collapse on Stratford Ave in the Bronx

Photo of building collapse by Alex Silverman on Twitter

While most of the city was enjoying an early winter wonderland, two men began some construction work in a building in the Bronx.

Around noon on October 29th, a call came over the police scanner that there was a building collapse at Westchester and Stratford Ave. The NY Daily News reports that the men were jackhammering concrete near a supporting beam, which caused the collapse.

One of the workers was able to escape, but the other worker was trapped and pulled from the rubble and later died at the hospital. Read the full article to hear accounts of what happened from eyewitnesses and the worker who escaped.

The Department of Buildings announced that they will be investigating the collapse at 1173 Stratford Ave.

By  – Posted: October 29, 2011 | Updated: Oct 1, 2012 11:58pm | Tags: bronx

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