By Karen Frantz
A construction worker was injured Monday when the façade of a three-story building in Astoria that formerly housed a flower shop on the ground level partially collapsed, police and a friend of the building’s owner said.
The construction worker suffered from a laceration on his head and was not seriously injured, police said.
Elias Rizos, a friend of the building’s owner, said several stones from the façade fell when workers who were renovating the ground level to make way for a frozen yogurt shop exposed a rusty beam.
He said the damage was not serious and the building was structurally sound.
“It’s safe,” he said.
The building is at 31-17 30th Ave.
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