Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Harlem scaffold collapses onto bus

From the Daily News:

More than a dozen people were injured Tuesday morning when scaffolding around a West Harlem building collapsed on a passing city bus.

All the injuries were minor, but seven people were taken to St. Lukes Hospital for treatment. The rest were treated at the scene. Two police officers were among the injured.

The scaffolding, around a two-story building at St. Nicholas Ave. and W. 125th St., collapsed about 9:30 a.m., with police and fire units rushing to the scene and searching for victims, in some cases removing debris by hand. The building was under demolition.

All the workers at the site were accounted for, police said.


Anonymous said...

In 1979, a Barnard freshwoman, Grace Gold, was killed by falling masonry from on West 115th Street, leading to Local Law 10, which requiring buildings over six stories have their fa├žades inspected every five years.

Lori E. Gold said...

Yes, that Barnard freshwoman was my sister. Local Law 10 has saved lives - her legacy, I suppose. I am so sorry to read about the collapse of a scaffold and the resulting injuries.