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New Jersey sinkhole or forgotten basement? Hole develops in warehouse floor

New Jersey sinkhole? A hole opened up in the floor of a N.J. warehouse Monday. The driver of a forklift escaped serious injury in the apparent New Jersey sinkhole.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the floor of a northern New Jersey warehouse to open up, swallowing a forklift and the man who was running it.

Authorities say Danny Rodriguez of Bronx, N.Y., managed to escape serious injury as his forklift sank into the 6- to 10-foot deep hole Monday in the East Rutherford warehouse rented by AM Express Freight.

The hole filled with cooking oil and soy sauce that was stored in the warehouse.

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The owner's property manager, Bruce Jordan, told The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/16KL9yz ) it appeared the reinforced concrete slab foundation had given way over a long-forgotten basement under the building.

 
 
 

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