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Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding

21 November 2017

November 19-Six people were injured in a scaffolding collapse at Broadway and Prince Street in SoHo Sunday morning while a wind advisory was in effect, authorities said.

The incident happened just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Broadway and Prince in Manhattan Pictures from the scene show wooden planks all over the street, and FDNY firefighters at the scene.

Out of the injuries, one person sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, NBC New York reports.

Three pedestrians were struck and injured by the falling debris and two were trapped beneath it along the corner of Prince and Broadway, the New York Post reported.

It wasnt immediately clear what caused the scaffolding to collapse.

FDNY Chief Brian Shovlin said the wind blew the sidewalk shed off onto the street.

Heavy scaffolding and planks of wood came crashing down on top of two NY pedestrians today after heavy winds hit the city.

The injured were taken to Bellevue Medical Center, according to ABC News. There was a lady, she was in pretty bad shape.

The National Weather Service placed the Big Apple under a wind advisory Sunday, warning of gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

"Scaffolding that is meant to protect residents should not be up long enough that it needs to be inspected over and over again year after year", City Councilman Ben Kallos, a Democrat who represents the Upper East Side, said in a statement.

Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding