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Man 19, dies after wall collapses at Brooklyn construction site

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A 19-year-old man has died after a wall collapsed on construction workers in Brooklyn Thursday, sending a trio to the hospital with serious injuries, fire officials said.

The collapse happened about 11:30 a.m. at a construction site at 656 Myrtle Ave.

Eight workers were at the site when a rear retaining wall crumbled on top of them, FDNY said.

Officials say the 19-year-old, who has not been identified, was was transported to Brooklyn Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two other workers were taken to a hospital in stable condition, police say.

The remaining five were hurt but were not to taken to a hospital, the fire department spokesman said.

Firefighters sifted through cinder blocks and other debris to pull the group from the wreckage.

An investigation is ongoing.