Updated 1:25 p.m. | A 25-year-old construction worker died in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning when part of a house collapsed on him, Fire Department officials said.
The man, Santos Garcia of Borough Park, Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at Lutheran Medical Center, the police said.
He was working on a two-and-a-half-story house at 40 Frank Court when the upper portion fell off the foundation. It was not clear what caused the accident. Three other workers were injured, none of them seriously.
The building has a city permit for “enlargement and interior renovation,” issued March 27. Department of Buildings officials were investigating whether the work was being done in compliance with the permit.