Building Under Construction Collapses On Upper West Side
WNBC | July 14, 2005
NEW YORK -- At least five people, including a child, were injured Thursday morning when a building being razed in upper Manhattan collapsed, police said.
Dora Kalbouros, a police department spokeswoman, said the building was being taken down when it collapsed. She said a child was among the five people pulled out of the rubble. They were taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital with undetermined injuries, she said.
At least 30 fire department units responded to the collapse, said Fire Department spokesman Charlie Markey. Dozens of firefighters were sifting through the rubble and collapsed scaffolding around the building looking for other possible victims.
Subway service on the number 1, 2 and 3 lines is currently suspended because of the collapse.