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Construction worker killed in collapse

February 12, 2009 3:48:27 PM PST
A construction worker was killed when a wall collapsed onto him in the Rosebank section of Staten Island Thursday.The small wall collapsed onto the worker at a site on Bay Street at around 8:15 a.m.

The worker was trapped under the bricks.

Rescue workers attempted to save the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

City buildings officials said high winds contributed to the collapse. But they are also investigating whether the wall was properly built.

The worker was laying metal tracks to build another floor on a two-story building when the wall collapsed.


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