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2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City

2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City

Three workers were seriously injured at a construction site in Astoria after building materials collapsed a roof on Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The accident happened just before 4:00pm at 31025 28th Road in Astoria, Queens.

The injured workers were rushed to a nearby hospital after being rescued from the basement, where firefighters were working to free the workers' colleague, FDNY spokesman Jim Long said.

Officials say a boom truck was loading material onto the roof when the load fell onto the roof causing it to collapse.

NY1 has a crew on the way and will bring you the latest from the scene as soon as possible. A second worker, described as a 40-year-old man, was rescued by first responders shortly after and was in critical condition, he said.

A third person was still trapped at 4:30 p.m.

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The building is in the process of being converted from a two-family house to a three-family house, according to the Dept. of Buildings database.