Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Update: Facade Collapse at Brooklyn Bridge -- Five Injured -- Wednesday Night

FDNY rushes to Brooklyn Bridge facade collapse. MK Metz, McBrooklyn

Multiple fire and rescue units converged at the Brooklyn Bridge at Washington Street and Prospect in DUMBO, Brooklyn following what dispatchers called a "major wall collapse."

The call came in to 911 at 7:42 p.m., in the middle of a downpour and a barage of hundreds of lightening strikes.

"The facade fell down," said one caller. "No one knows if anyone is under it or not."

UPDATE 8:03 p.m.: FDNY has blocked off Cadman Plaza West as dozens of FDNY and NYPD units work at the scene of the collapse.

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. FDNY says the facade to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway collapsed. At least one person is injured Five people are injured and in the care of EMS.

Witness told rescuers that no one else was in the rubble but dogs have been called in. OEM is on the scene.

Courtesy FDNY
 UPDATE: Five person injured, injuries not life-threatening, according to the Brooklyn Eagle

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1 comment:

Roberto Gautier said...

Regarding the collapse of the stone wall facade of the Brooklyn Bridge overpass on 2 July '14, we're awaiting an investigation into the role played by Skanska-Koch, the contractor for the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project. One theory about the accident which temporarily buried a few people is that vibrations caused by intense jackhammering, demolition and movement of heavy construction equipment on the Bridge contributed to the loosening and fall of the wall's stones.