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NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site

21 June 2017, 03:16 | Silvia Roy

An aerial view of the site of the Tuesday accident shows firefighters swarming the scene

An aerial view of the site of the Tuesday accident shows firefighters swarming the scene

It happened on 28th Road by 33rd Street in Astoria a little after 3:30 p.m.

Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to a construction site in Queens, New York after a dropped crane load injured at least two people and trapped a third, according to New York Fire Department officials.

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A 40-year-old worker was quickly pulled from the debris conscious but with critical injuries.

Dozens of FDNY firefighters were at the renovation site in Astoria on Tuesday evening as they worked to rescue a trapped person.

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In a tweeted update at 4:15 p.m., FDNY said two people had been transported to a hospital and that one other person was in the process of being extricated.

The third worker was being loaded into an ambulance as of 5:38 p.m. The ground floor of the building appeared to be covered in heavy debris - bricks, concrete, boards and other objects.

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Initially, fire officials reported the incident as a crane collapse, but soon after said instead that a crane's load was dropped. A large hole could be seen in the roof of the building.

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