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DOB investigates collapse of Rockaway home’s floor

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ARVERNE — Police and city Department of Buildings officials were seeking answers in the collapse of the third floor of a Rockaway home during a 13-year-old’s birthday party Monday. The Breaking News Network first reported the collapse around 11 p.m.

No one died in the accident, but the DOB ordered the entire house vacated the day after the collapse. According to the DOB, the house was issued five violations in 2004 for everything from not having the proper permits for construction to failure to fence off the work.

Neighbors said additions constructed in 2004 and 2005 were poorly built.

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