Missing Construction Worker's Body Found in Rubble Day After Brooklyn Wall Collapse - NBC New York

Missing Construction Worker's Body Found in Rubble Day After Brooklyn Wall Collapse

The workers were digging with an excavator when a slurry wall suddenly collapsed and buried at least one of the men, sources said

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    Search Continues for Missing Worker in Brooklyn Rubble

    Crews are still searching through rubble at a collapse site in Brooklyn for the body of a missing worker. Meanwhile, loved ones are trying to stay optimistic. Lori Bordonaro reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The body of a construction worker has been recovered from a wall collapse in Brooklyn

    • Police say 47-year-old Luis Almonte was buried under mounds of debris when the retaining wall collapsed at the site in Sunset Park Wednesday

    • His body was finally recovered on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene

    Police say crews have recovered the body of the construction worker who was buried underneath rubble when a wall collapsed in Brooklyn Wednesday.

    Luis Almonte was pronounced dead at the scene after his body was found in the debris at the construction site in Sunset Park Thursday, police said. He'd been presumed missing since Wednesday.   

    Officials said six construction workers were at a one-story building on 39th Street around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, digging into the ground to prepare to lay a foundation for a new manufacturing and health care building going up there. The workers were digging with an excavator when a slurry wall suddenly collapsed and buried Almonte. 

    FDNY responders searched for hours in the rain, but could not find any sign of life despite an NYPD K-9 assisting and the use of a Con Edison truck designed to vacuum debris and soil. By evening, it turned into a recovery operation, and his body was finally found Thursday. 

    Construction Worker Presumed Dead After NYC Wall Collapse

    [NY] Construction Worker Presumed Dead After NYC Wall Collapse

    The search for a missing worker in the rubble of a wall collapse in Brooklyn has turned into a recovery operation. Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018)

    The Department of Buildings said inspectors and structural engineers will investigate a cause of the collapse. 

    There were active permits to enlarge the existing single-story manufacturing building into a four-story manufacturing and health care facility, the DOB says. There had been no complaints or violations at the project before Wednesday's wall collapse. 

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