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1 dead, 5 injured in collapse at Bronx construction site: FDNY

Posted: 12:30 PM, Aug 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-27 12:32:45-04

BRONX — A construction worker is dead and five others are injured after a building under construction collapsed in the Bronx Tuesday, an FDNY spokesperson said.

Calls first came in around 11:15 a.m. for the collapse at a construction site at 94 East 208th St., near Steuben Avenue, according to officials.

According to the FDNY, the second floor of the building collapsed onto the first floor.

Five construction workers at the scene at the time of the incident have been hospitalized, two of which suffered serious injuries, an FDNY spokesperson said.

Crews worked to recover the trapped worker, who has succumbed to injuries, fire officials said.