3 Workers Injured After Construction Material Crashes Through Astoria Home – DNAinfo

Three construction workers were injured after material fell from a boom lift and crashed through a home at 31-25 28th Rd. in Astoria Tuesday aftenroon, authorities said.
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QUEENS — Three construction workers were seriously injured when construction material fell from a boom lift and crashed through an Astoria home Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY said.

Two workers were critically hurt and a third was removed from the home about two hours later after the material fell from the top of 31-25 28th Road, near 31st Street, through several floors to the basement at about 3:41 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

The two workers were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, and responders removed a third worker at about 5:40 p.m., the spokesman added. The third worker’s condition was not immediately clear. 

Neighbor Irene Sanitate, 67, said crews have been working on the home for about two months and were loudly drilling against her wall Tuesday morning. 

A few hours later she heard the material fall. 

“We were upstairs. It was a big, really loud noise,” said Sanitate, who has lived on the block since 1970. “And then a lot of dust.”

The neighbor added that she was worried about construction material being placed on the roof. 

“The house is old, and when I saw all that material on the roof from day one, I said it’s too much weight,” Sanitate said. “That was my concern. A lot of cinderblock.” 

Department of Buildings records show an application for a sidewalk shed to make repairs on the two-story home.

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