Passersby suffer injuries from Brooklyn building collapse

07/15/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Brooklyn – A “few” people reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries after a building collapsed in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the Fire Department of New York said. The Associated Press reported the injured individuals were evaluated and some were taken to area hospitals.

Those injured from the falling debris were passersby. The four-story building was not occupied at the time of the collapse. The fire department said the building was believed to have been scheduled for demolition.

Tracy Blake, a business owner and eye witness who said she was crossing the street when the incident occurred said, “I heard a loud creaking sound… It sounded like something was being knocked down…It tumbled down so fast, and dust went everywhere.”

Firemen hosed down the rubble after the building caved in, but no fire was apparent Blake also said.

An occupied building adjacent to the collapsed building was evacuated.
 

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