Published: Nov 08, 2011 9:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) - Firefighters and police officers are scrambling to remove debris from a construction collapse that authorities say trapped three workers.
WABC-TV says its helicopter was over the scene in Brooklyn as one person was pulled out of the rubble Tuesday. A second person also was seen being put on a stretcher.
Nearly two dozen firefighters and police officers were on the site of the three-story building in the Brighton Beach section. Wearing hard hats, they lifted debris piece-by-piece by hand. A blowtorch was deployed to cut through the pile.
The fire department says further details are not immediately available.

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