One employee died and at least five people were injured after a building with two floors under construction in the Bronx collapsed.
New York Fire Department responded to the incident on 208th Street in Norwood, just after noon on Tuesday, to rescue trapped workers.
Some were trapped in a pile of rubble and steel after it was thought that the second floor on the first floor had collapsed.
It is not clear why the building collapsed and no further information about the deceased male employee has been disclosed.
Five others were injured, two with serious injuries and another three with less serious ones.
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The police gathered around the scene on 208th street in Norbron, the Bronx. They had to use a ladder to reach trapped people in the building
A ladder (left) was used to reach part of the workers who were trapped in rubble and metal after the second floor partially collapsed in the Bronx building
Bystanders embraced each other as they unfold the scenes in Norwood, the Bronx, after the fire brigade had been summoned around noon on Tuesday
A statement from John Esposito, Chief of Special Operations, was posted by New York Fire Department.
He said: & # 39; The firefighters had to set up ladders to gain access to the second floor.
& # 39; There was a lot of rubble and broken concrete blocks, a lot of building material that covered the area and we had to dig through it to find the missing employee. & # 39;
More than 100 firefighters were sent to the scene, CBS New York reported.
The collapsed was considered under control from 1.20 pm in the former six-story building, according to the New York Post.
Esposito added: & # 39; We had serious concerns for our members on stage. We were concerned that the second floor collapsed during the first floor operation.
& # 39; We were able to build coasts and put in props to support that cargo to make it safe for the rescue efforts. & # 39;
In imagery from the scene, the fire brigade could try to rescue one worker while removing large metal rods and debris.
One male job has died, two have serious injury and three others have minor injury
One woman cried while talking on the phone near the Norwood building
One could see crowds gathering around the deposited area, one spectator cried while talking on the phone and others embraced how events unfolded.
Charles Perkins, 59, who works with the Board of Elections, told the Post: & I heard a tree, but I didn't think about it, because this is the second time I heard a tree from that building.
& # 39; A few minutes later the fire brigade, police and ambulance arrived. It was nothing but chaos. They took a man to the stretcher. He was tied to the stretcher. He didn't move. & # 39;
One man was on the scene with an injury on the left side of his head that was covered by a bandage.
All employees on the site are registered according to the app Resident.
Investigators for the city's Ministry of Buildings were on their way to the scene to perform and investigate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident and confirmed that & # 39; tragically one employee lost his life & & # 39 ;.
He added: & # 39; Keep the area clear when @FDNY completes the operation. @NYC_Buildings will perform a full investigation. & # 39;
Crowds (above) gathered and watched the scenes on 208th Street in Norwood, New York
Fire brigade reported that the collapse was safely secured at 1.20 pm. One employee died and five others were injured, two seriously. One man (right) could be seen with an injury on the left side of his head, with a bandage covering his ear
The building on 208th Street in Norwood, the Bronx, New York, where the incident took place and the fire brigade responded shortly after noon
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