A brick wall collapsed onto two workers this morning as they renovated a building at Bowery and Rivington.
The workers were digging for concrete placement in an elevator pit at 210 Bowery when the incident occurred. Both men were able to extricate themselves from the debris and sustained minor injuries, according to the Department of Buildings. One worker was transported to Bellevue in stable condition, the fire department said. The four-story structure and the two buildings on either side of it were given vacate orders.
The building where the accident transpired, formerly home to a restaurant supply company, is currently undergoing renovations. In 2012, it sold for $7.5 million, breaking previous records for price per square foot on the Bowery.
The Department of Buildings deemed the accident a violation and issued a stop work order for failure to safeguard.