Two construction workers injured in NYC building collapse

Two construction workers were seriously injured when a building collapsed in Brooklyn on Friday.

The three-story structure on Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens was being renovated when an interior wall caved in at around 1:15 p.m., bringing with it part of the roof, the FDNY said.

It took first responders 70 minutes to rescue one of the workers and 80 minutes to pull out the second from under the debris, with dozens of NYPD and FDNY on the scene.

FDNY members carry an injured construction worker.
FDNY members carry an injured construction worker.
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FDNY and NYPD members rush to the scene of the building collapse at 439 Lincoln road in Brooklyn.
FDNY and NYPD members rush to the scene of the building collapse at 439 Lincoln Road in Brooklyn.
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A grand view of authorities responding to the building collapse on Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.
A grand view of authorities responding to the building collapse on Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.
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Both workers were rushed to Kings County Hospital in serious condition.

It wasn’t clear what caused the collapse

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