1 worker killed in NY when wall at construction site collapses


Raw: Collapsed wall in NY killed worker

NEW YORK (CNN) - One construction worker was killed and another was seriously hurt in a building collapse Monday on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Building inspectors are on the scene trying to find what caused a brick wall to fall on the workers.

The victims were working on a new 16-story mixed use development.

Witnesses described it as a slow-motion fall - so much so, some thought it was a deliberate demolition job.

But when they heard cries for help, they knew it was not intentional.

The development is on the site where a fire burned through a synagogue in May 2017.

A new synagogue is part of the construction project.

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