3rd worker rescued after New York City construction accident

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NEW YORK CITY -- Emergency crews worked frantically to free a third worker following an accident at a construction site in New York City.

The incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. in Queens.

Our sister station WABC-TV reports workers were loading construction material onto the roof when it collapsed underneath them.

Two of the victims were removed from the rubble and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, but firefighters had to extricate the third. Authorities said he was buried under the debris but was alert and speaking with first responders.

He was removed around 5:30 p.m. and rushed to a nearby ambulance in what was described as serious condition.

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FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro was at the scene.