8 injured after store shelves collapse in NYC
None of the injuries, which included broken bones, is considered life-threatening
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The New York Fire Department says eight people were injured, seven seriously, when packed shelving units collapsed at a Bronx dollar store.
It happened around 3:45 p.m. Monday at Discount Outlet in the Melrose neighborhood.
Fire officials say the collapsing shelves created a cascading effect, burying people under piles of merchandise. Firefighters had to remove the goods by hand and cart them onto the sidewalk.
A fire department spokesman says there was no structural damage to the building.
He says none of the injuries, which included broken bones, is considered life-threatening. The injured were taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
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