Scaffold collapses at medical center

June 25, 2008 2:44:40 PM PDT
Montefiore Medical Center tells Eyewitness News that part of a wall, on which a construction crew was working, collapsed Wednesday morning.The FDNY says they got calls of a person dangling from a scaffold just before 11 a.m.

Witnesses say a piece of a wall of the building fell off, and right when that happened, the scaffolding fell. They say a man that was on the scaffolding fell, as well, and grabbed onto a rope.

A witness says while the man grabbed onto the rope dangling off the building, other workers were able to pull him to safety through a window.

Some of the building crashed several stories below where people were walking, but again no one was hurt.

An investigation into the incident is continuing.

STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Phil Lipof