Scaffolding collapses into New York City street, 5 hurt

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Video from reporter Aaron Katersky shows the scene of a scaffolding collapse in SoHo/Lower Manhattan. (Photo/Zeno Mercer via Twitter)

Five people were hurt after scaffolding collapsed into the street in New York City Sunday morning.

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.

FDNY officials said the city was "absolutely" lucky there weren't more injured in the busy neighborhood. The scaffolding collapsed over a subway entrance, but no train had let out at the time.

Investigators said strong wind was to blame for the collapse. A piece of plywood "acted like a sail" and blew the whole rig down, they said.

Officials said all five injuries were minor and not life-threatening.


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