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.
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