2 workers rescued after porch collapse in Laurelton

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Workers suffer minor injuries after being trapped under debris in Queens
The two were working on the front porch of a home in Laurelton when a concrete slab pinned them underneath it.

LAURELTON, Queens (WABC) -- Two workers were rescued after the front porch of a house collapsed on them in Queens.

It happened Tuesday at a single family home at 135-40 229 St. before 10 a.m.

They were performing excavation work at the home when they became pinned by a concrete slab.

Crews used lifesaving tools to push the slabs off the workers.

Both workers were rescued and taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Buildings issued violation for failure to maintain the building and a partial vacate order for the front of the house.

The investigation is ongoing.

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