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Woman injured in partial Bushwick building collapse

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The front of a Bushwick building fell on a pedestrian this morning.

The facade of the under-construction building at Flushing Avenue and Humboldt Street came crashing down onto the woman as she was passing by at 11:06 am today, according to reports and fire officials. FDNY personnel rushed to the scene, pulled the lady out from under fallen rubble, and transported her to Kings County Hospital Center, according to a department spokesman. The unlucky soul suffered minor injuries, according to fire officials.

The owners of Three P Drugs, a pharmacy that once operated out of the building and maintains a location a few doors down, sold the storefront at 799 Flushing Ave. last year, according to a manager. The new owner tore down the building and was constructing a new one to house a grocery store, the manager said.

Workers were in the back of the building when the collapse happened but were not hurt, according to the Fire Department.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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John from East Williamsburg says:
That's a busy street there. I hope the poor woman is okay.

It is very telling that EMS did not take her to Woodhull Hospital which is basically across the street, but instead took here to Kings County Hospital Center, which is more than 4 miles away. Truthfully, I would be more afraid of going to Woodhull than I would be of having a building facade fall on me.
June 19, 2014, 5:02 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
That's what I noticed too, John. How can Woodhull be that bad?
June 20, 2014, 7:51 am
Me from Bay Ridge says:
Kings County is a trauma center, along with Coney Island and Lutheran Medical Center.
June 20, 2014, 7:59 am
Moses Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
I would not take my DOG to woodhall, how telling that even NYC EMS avoided Woodhall Hospital
June 20, 2014, 9:32 am
John from East Williamsburg says:
We took our dogs for a walk to see the site of the mishap last night. It looked like they were trying to demolish the remainder of the building before it fell down too. I don't know if a trauma center is necessary for what the article calls "minor wounds."

Word on the street is that Woodhull is great for bullet wounds. If you ever get shot, they should take you to Woodhull. They have a lot of practice dealing with bullet wounds. Also, a lot of homeless people from that area go to Woodhull when the weather turns bad. They get processed there and it's like a form of temporary housing for them.
June 20, 2014, 12:25 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
Luckily she had minor wounds but I doubt if that's up to the EMT's to decide when a building front collapses and impacts a person.
June 21, 2014, 12:41 am

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