Truck Collapses Into Sink Hole after Park Slope Water Main Break

The Brooklyn Paper - November 22, 2019

by Todd Maisel

A five-ton construction truck collapsed into a large sink hole in Park Slope Thursday morning, according to authorities.

The massive water main construction truck — carrying tools and supplies for Liberty Water and Sewer — collapsed into the nine-by-seven foot hole in the street at 15th Street and Fourth Avenue at around 11 am.

Fire officials said that a broken water main — about 30 feet away — may have contributed to the street’s collapse, where a metal plate was situated due to prior water main work. It appears the asphalt supporting the metal plate had been undermined by flowing water uphill from the collapse.

No gas mains were effected by the collapse, and no one was reported injured, fire officials said.

The sinkhole was caused by a water main break, according to authorities.