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1 construction worker killed, 1 seriously injured after wall collapses in Lower East Side: FDNY

Posted: 10:43 AM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 17:42:16-04

Two construction workers were injured following a wall collapse in the Lower East Side Oct. 21, 2019 (Citizen App)

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A construction worker was killed and another was seriously injured after a wall collapsed in Manhattan Monday morning, police said.

Authorities were called to 60 Norfolk St. in the Lower East Side around 10 a.m. about a wall collapse.

A section of the wall at the site fell and trapped the workers, FDNY officials said. The two construction workers were removed from the scene and taken to the hospital.

One of the workers was later pronounced dead, authorities said. The second construction worker remains in serious condition.

No other injuries were reported.

The Department of Buildings is at the scene, conducting an investigation.

The site of the incident was the location of a historic synagogue that was destroyed by a fire in 2017.

The congregation was founded in 1852 and was said to be the oldest Russian Jewish orthodox one in the United States until it was abandoned in the early 2000s.