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Midtown Building Ceiling Collapse Kills 1, Seriously Injures Another

A ceiling collapse in a midtown Manhattan building has killed one construction worker and seriously injured another on Friday morning, multiple sources reported. The eight-story building at 25 West 38th Street was undergoing demolition, fire officials said.   Pedro Bacilio, 26, was the victim who was killed in the incident. The injured worker, who has …

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Brooklyn Building Explosion Investigation Looks Into Possible Suicidal Motive

Officials positively identified Francisca Figueroa, 48, as the missing person who was pulled out of the rubble of a leveled Brooklyn building on Monday, sources said. Figueroa had been missing since Saturday when an explosion in her second floor apartment caused the building to collapse.   Investigators initially believed that the explosion came from a …

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Explosion, Building Collapse Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Missing, 3 Injured In Brooklyn

One person was killed, one person remains missing, and as many as three others were injured in a Saturday afternoon explosion that caused a residential building to collapse in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Officials have said that they believe the cause may have been a stove removal.   Ligia Puello, 64, was the woman killed in …

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Vacant Building Collapse Injures 3 In Brooklyn

A vacant building at 1438 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three passersby injured, according to reports. The four-story building was being prepped for demolition. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed.   A bicyclist and two other people were hurt, authorities said. “Three injuries from people in the vicinity …

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