Little Egg Harbor house collapse under investigation; home was being raised

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sandy-damaged house being raised to collapse in Little Egg Harbor Wednesday. Three workers were sent to

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sandy-damaged house being raised to collapse in Little Egg Harbor Wednesday.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sandy-damaged house being raised to collapse in Little Egg Harbor Wednesday. (7/11/13)

LITTLE EGG HARBOR - Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sandy-damaged house being raised to collapse in Little Egg Harbor Wednesday.

Three workers were sent to the hospital when a family vacation home on Kansas Road crashed to the ground. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Neighbor Rosalie Bloys says the crew with Eco Friendly Builders of Middletown had been working to lift this home for weeks while other house raisings in the area have taken two days.

Other neighbors wonder if the workers were properly equipped or experienced to do the job.

This isn't the first house collapse at the Jersey Shore since Sandy. A house in Wall Township across from the Shark River raised several feet in March came crashing down a month later during remodeling.

OSHA investigators will work with police to try to sort out what happened in an effort to protect workers and help prevent other collapses.

The contractor has not responded to News 12 New Jersey's request for a comment.

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