3 workers injured after freight elevator drops in Downtown Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three workers at a construction site in Brooklyn were injured on Monday after when a work platform inside an elevator shaft gave way causing it to plummet.The incident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. at 170 Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn.An investigation determined that the three elevator mechanics were standing on a working platform inside of the elevator shaft on the fourth floor when the platform gave way.

The workers fell to the bottom of the elevator pit, officials said.All three victims were taken to Methodist Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The Department of Buildings has launched an investigation and enforcement actions are pending its results.