Royal Waste Services’ wall collapses on two men: FDNY

A wall collapsed on two people at the Royal Waste Services recylcing facility in Hollis.
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The Fire Department filed a complaint with the city’s Department of Buildings against Royal Waste Services, a waste management facility in Jamaica, where a wall collapsed on two men Saturday, according to the FDNY.

The victims, age 34 and 40, were both taken to Jamaica Hospital after the incident, which occurred at 187-40 Hollis Ave., according to the NYPD. Both victims are expected to survive.

One patient was in critical condition and the other had a serious injury but was in stable condition, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY requested a structural stability inspection from the Department of Buildings later that day, a spokesman for FDNY said.

Two days later the Buildings Department put a partial vacate order on the facility, according to

These were not the first complaints filed against Royal Waste Services. There were four other complaints about the facility from Aug. 19, 2003 to Nov. 14, 2014, ranging from illegal construction without a permit to a structural integrity inspection following a two-alarm fire, according to the DOB.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

Posted 12:00 am, November 8, 2017
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Joe Moretti from Jamaica NO MORE says:
Royal Waste is one SHADY company, who claims to be a "recycling" place but it a plan old garbage dump with an old outdated facility that is completely open air allowing all kinds of pollutants and poisons to go into the air and into the ground, while the facility in Jamaica (Douglas and 170 st) is near thousands of families and right in the downtown section of Jamaica, where apartment buildings are being built. This place is also the scourge of 24/7 waste trucks flying through residential streets and skirting the laws of being ONLY on truck routes.

During my AWFUL times in Jamaica (no more), I continuously blogged about this shady operation where the local elected officials, Melinda Katz and dumBlasio never called them out on their bull.
Nov. 11, 2017, 5:55 pm

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