Royal Waste Services’ wall collapses on two men: FDNY

A wall collapsed on two people at the Royal Waste Services recylcing facility in Hollis.
By Naeisha Rose

The Fire Department filed a complaint with the city’s Department of Buildings against Royal Waste Services, a waste management facility in Jamaica, where a wall collapsed on two men Saturday, according to the FDNY.

The victims, age 34 and 40, were both taken to Jamaica Hospital after the incident, which occurred at 187-40 Hollis Ave., according to the NYPD. Both victims are expected to survive.

One patient was in critical condition and the other had a serious injury but was in stable condition, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY requested a structural stability inspection from the Department of Buildings later that day, a spokesman for FDNY said.

Two days later the Buildings Department put a partial vacate order on the facility, according to nyc.gov.

These were not the first complaints filed against Royal Waste Services. There were four other complaints about the facility from Aug. 19, 2003 to Nov. 14, 2014, ranging from illegal construction without a permit to a structural integrity inspection following a two-alarm fire, according to the DOB.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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