Wall collapse kills one, injures two on Myrtle Avenue

Aftermath: Investigators surveyed the damage at the collapsed construction site in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A wall collapse killed a 19-year-old construction worker and injured two others at a Bedford-Stuyvesant building site on Sept. 3, police said.

The cinder-block wall fell on top of the three laborers at the Myrtle Avenue site at around 11:30 am, authorities said.

Emergency medical responders rushed the teen to the Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he died from his injuries, cops said.

The other two workers were transported to the Kings County Hospital Center, where they are in stable condition, officials said.

The city has received numerous complaints about the site between Franklin Avenue and Skillman Street over the past year, records show — including two about unsound walls.

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at ahobbs@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Collapse: Emergency responders were on the scene of a Myrtle Avenue construction site where a collapsed wall killed one worker and injured two others.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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