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Three rescued in Astoria crane incident: FDNY

FDNY first responders rescue three workers at an Astoria construction site Tuesday afternoon.
Courtesy of FDNY
By Bill Parry

Two people were rescued and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition following a construction accident in Astoria Tuesday afternoon, according to the FDNY.

Emergency responders worked to free a third person who was still being evaluated by EMS at the scene, according to an FDNY spokeswoman.

The incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. at a construction site at 31-25 28th Road and was initially reported as a crane collapse by fire officials who updated the information saying a crane’s load was dropped trapping the workers in a basement, according to the FDNY.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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