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Scaffolding collapse on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown injures 3

High wind apparently caused a scaffolding to collapse shortly after 10:00 a.m. on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown, injuring 3 people.

West 40th Street remained closed to vehicular traffic in the area shortly before noon.

The scaffolding landed on three people. Two good samaritans helped pull the debris off of two women.

The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital. All were conscious and alert

A firefighter also sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Roosevelt Hospital

A scaffolding accident can leave people with serious injuries. Those injuries may require hospitalization and surgery.  The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan represent workers and civilians in law suits arising out of scaffolding accidents.  We employ some of the top experts in the country to investigate the causes of these accidents. We have recovered some of the highest verdicts and awards for our clients. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a scaffold accident or other construction site accident involving ladders or cranes, contact Duane Morgan of Morgan Levine Dolan today.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9309396

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