Woman Hurt After Bushwick Building Collapses, Officials Say
BUSHWICK — A woman was seriously hurt when an under-construction building partially collapsed in Bushwick Thursday, officials said.
The one-story building at 747 Flushing Avenue, at Humboldt Street, collapsed shortly before 11:35 a.m., a spokesman for FDNY said.
The injured woman was taken to Kings County Hospital in serious, but not life threatening, condition, the spokesman said.
Officials from the Department of Buildings were at the scene Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said.
No other injuries were known.
Jose Abreu, an assistant for the building's engineer, told reporters at the scene that all the work had been done with proper permits.
"We're really sad that it happened," he said. "We're already correcting it with the Department of Buildings."
Lowi Albham, who works at the deli next door, said he heard a very loud noise that sounded like a car crash.
"Like someone was slamming into brakes," he said.
Resident Ben Roberts, who lives down the street, said the whole situation was "scary," especially with all the construction projects in the area.
He usually parks his bike in front of the partially collapsed building, where a metal bike rack was nearly knocked to the ground.
"That could have been me," he said.