FDNY: Scaffolding Collapses, Hits Bus

September 22, 2011

The Fire Department says 17 people suffered minor injuries when scaffolding collapsed and hit a city bus in Harlem, New York.

The FDNY said one person refused medical attention and the others were treated after the accident Tuesday morning.

Fire officials say the injured may be a combination of passengers, bystanders and workers.

The bus was headed west on 125th Street at about 9:30 a.m. when it stopped in front of the building with the scaffolding. Witnesses say the structure suddenly collapsed onto the back of the bus.

The Department of Building has placed a stop-work order on the site. Spokeswoman Jennifer Gilbert says the department will be issuing violations to the demolition contractor.

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