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Two construction workers were injured when the building they were working in partially collapsed, with the first floor falling into the basement. The construction accident occurred just before noon this morning.

The full AP release:

NEW YORK (AP) – The first floor of a building under construction collapsed into the basement late Monday morning, sending two construction workers to the hospital, authorities said.

The incident happened at 331 E. 51st St. just before 11:30 a.m., the Fire Department said. The men were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

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