3 workers injured falling off sidewalk shed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Three workers were injured after falling off scaffolding in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Three construction workers were injured after falling off a sidewalk shed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

It happened on Driggs Avenue near South 4th Street just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The city's Department of Buildings said the workers fell one story when the parapet wall of the sidewalk shed gave way while they were working to erect a suspended scaffold.

Video from Citizen App shows emergency responders on the scene and a victim being carried away on a stretcher.

The workers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The DOB has issued a partial Stop Work Order along with two violations to the contractor: One for failure to safeguard, and the other because the sidewalk shed was not constructed according to code specifications.

The scaffold was not damaged.

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