Who knew that this wall was unstable? That is the critical question investigators will be asking.
A construction worker was killed and 2 others were seriously injured by a wall that collapsed on them while they were working at a construction site in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. The accident took place at 656 Myrtle Avenue.
Reports indicate that a retaining wall at the construction site collapsed. The retaining wall was designed to hold back soil around the perimeter of the building. The wall collapsed as the 3 men were working, burying the unwary victims beneath a pile of cement, cinder blocks and dust. Shocked fellow workers and emergency personnel rushed to their aid and attempted to free them. Once free, they were rushed to local hospitals. One victim, whose name has not been released yet, was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was 19 years old.