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Bronx apartment building being inspected after stairwell collapse

April 6, 2014 6:23:17 AM PDT
Inspectors will check to see if a five-story Bronx apartment building is safe, after a stairwell landing collapsed Saturday evening.

The landing between the second and third floors in a building on 315 East 166th Street collapsed at 6 p.m.

Residents who live above the first floor were taken out of the building using a bucket truck, while FDNY worked to secure the landing.

One man was in the stairwell at the time, and was taken to Lincoln Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Residents of the building will not be allowed back inside until inspectors say it is safe - the management company expects that will happen on Sunday.

In the meantime, the Red Cross is helping people find temporary housing.


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