The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at 42-20 27th Street -- between Queens Plaza South and 42nd Road -- in Long Island City.
The scaffolding collapsed on the fifth floor of the building under construction.
All six injuries are considered non-life threatening. The Department of Buildings responded to the scene and will determine the structural integrity of the building.
FDNY flew its drone over the scene to get an aerial view of the collapse: