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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration slapped SP&K Construction with more than $77,000 in fines for skirting regulations in building a Brighton Beach structure, which collapsed in November killing one and injuring four others. The agency served the Midwood-based company with 11 safety violations yesterday, saying the company knowingly failed to ensure the building…

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Workers are on the scene of the 40 Frank Court home that collapsed in Gerritsen Beach yesterday, tearing down the remains and securing the site. Our Neil Friedman stopped by and snagged the above photo at around 2:00 p.m. Demolition started around 11:00 a.m., he reports, and the debris will be hauled away later today.…

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An under construction building partially collapsed near the corner of Frank Court and Seba Avenue in Gerritsen Beach this morning. The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m., when the two-and-a-half story building slumped over under its own weight. Firefighters said the incident was under control approximately 40 minutes later. It does not appear anyone was…

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Following the building collapse in Brighton Beach on November 8, it was discovered that the architects of the buildings have a history of breaking building regulations, reports the New York Daily News. According to city officials, Douglas Pulaski and Henry Radusky of Bricolage Architecture and Design – the firm behind the project – had to surrender some privileges in…

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One person died and four others were injured in the Brighton Beach building collapse yesterday, which preliminary reports suggest occurred as construction workers poured concrete on the upper levels before having done the lower levels. We brought you on-scene play-by-play yesterday, as emergency responders dug into the wreckage and ultimately secured the site. The Department…

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Sheepshead Bites has learned that one of the contractors pulled from the debris of the Brighton Beach Building collapse has died. In all, five laborers were at the 2929 Brighton 5th Street construction site. One suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Three others were in serious condition but expected to recover. The…

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We are receiving a steady stream of photos from reader Slava (the above photo was shot by Ned) of the building collapse on Brighton Fifth Street off Neptune Avenue in Brighton Beach, which we reported about here (keep checking that link for minute-to-minute updates). Ned is on the scene. Keep reading Sheepshead Bites for more updated…

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WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS POST AS INFORMATION IS FED TO US FROM OUR ON-SITE REPORTERS. THIS IS A REPORT IN PROGRESS AND All INFORMATION IS DEEMED ACCURATE WHEN POSTED, BUT MAY CHANGE AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES. PLEASE BEAR WITH US. A building has collapsed in Brighton Beach, at 2922 2929 Brighton Fifth Street, near Neptune…