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Man Rescued from Collapsed Scaffolding in Sunnyside

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July 2, 2012 Staff Report

A construction worker was left dangling five stories high after the scaffolding he was working on collapsed, according to a FDNY spokesman.

The incident occurred just before 11:00 a.m. today outside 41-15 45 Street. The scaffolding collapsed on the sixth-floor level and firefighters who rushed to the scene pulled him to safety through a fifth-floor window.

The man was not injured, according to officials.

The cause of the collapse remained unclear.

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Long time sunnysider

S that the building on 43rd ave with the drs office it? Thank god no one was hurt

Bliss & Skillman

That was in the building right behind me! I’ll bet the guy went looking for the ones who put the scaffolding together and kicked some ass!


wow that literally happened on the block where i live. i’m glad the construction worker is safe.

Mary Caulfield

Yet another reason to be grateful for New York’s Bravest. God bless them all.


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