Two Construction Workers Injured in Building Collapse Near Grand Central Terminal

Two people were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

📅   Fri July 24, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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Local news outlets in New York City are reporting that two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a ceiling collapse at a midtown building.
Local news outlets in New York City are reporting that two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a ceiling collapse at a midtown building.

Local news outlets in New York City are reporting that two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a ceiling collapse at a midtown building.

Both were taken to Bellevue with life-threatening injuries, according to the FDNY.

The accident happened at 317 Madison Avenue when the second floor of a building under construction collapsed.

More details as they come in.

Update at 11:25 a.m.: Eyewitness News in New York is reporting that the two injured in the collapse are construction workers at the site. For more details click here.

Update at 3:35 p.m.: John Gallagher, Spokesman Tishman Construction, has made the following statement: "Two demolition workers removing a ceiling this morning at 317 Madison sustained minor injuries. The ceiling did not collapse. Both workers were transported to the hospital, are doing well and are expected to be released later today."

Local news website pix11.com is reporting that The work was being performed by Waldorf Demolition with Tishman Construction acting as construction manager, and there was a licensed site safety manager present.