Four Manhattan Workers Injured in Scaffolding Collapse

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Four construction workers were injured Nov. 11 when scaffolding collapsed at a New York City tower under construction, the New York Daily News reported. The incident happened at 7:30 a.m. at 50 Hudson Yards on 10th Avenue near 33rd Street. The scaffolding collapse happened on the 18th floor of the building. Two workers fell onto the floor below, according to police. Officers did not indicate how the other two workers were injured.

The wounded employees were taken to Bellevue and Mount Sinai West hospitals, one with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. When the building is completed in 2022, it will be the fourth-highest commercial office tower in the city at 1,011 feet tall. According to city Buildings Department records, this accident is the first at the construction site.

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