Six workers were pouring cement on the eighth floor of a 18-story apartment building the morning of June 26 in Long Island City when the scaffolding collapsed, causing them serious injuries.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. at 42-20 27th Street near Queensboro Plaza while crews were pouring concrete into a 20-by-20 foot form that suddenly collapsed on the seventh floor below. FDNY officials said the hurt workers were taken to local hospitals for ailments that included back, leg and arm injuries.
The New York Department of Buildings halted all construction and issued an aggravated violation for failure to safeguard the site to the Rabsky Group, the construction's developer.
According to QNS.com, the Rabsky Group has had 20 complaints filed with the DOB since taking ownership of the site in 2015.