by TONY SCLAFANI
A construction worker miraculously survived a six-story plunge in Brooklyn yesterday when the roof of a building under construction collapsed, officials said.
Mamadou Diouf, 34, was buried under a pile of wood and cement before firefighters rescued him at 3030 Emmons Ave. in Sheepshead Bay, fire officials said. Diouf fell 60 feet, leaving him with multiple injuries, including possible fractured legs.
He was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center in stable but serious condition. Fire officials blamed the accident on shoddy work that left the wooden roof unstable.
"He was standing right [next to me] and then the floor gave way," said one distraught worker. "I just ran floor to floor to see where he landed."
The drama unfolded just before 1p.m., when Diouf and about seven other workers were using cinder blocks to rebuild the roof of the bayfront, L-shaped apartment building.
The blocks' weight forced the roof collapse because support beams were not "properly secured," a fire official said.
A fatal January fire gutted half of the 134-unit building, which has been under construction for months. Diouf's employer, Ox Construction of Staten Island, did not return a call seeking comment.
With Fernanda Santos