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Three rescued in Manhattan House scaffold collapse

April 13, 2012 03:30PM

Screengrab of scaffold collapse on E. 65th Street

Three construction workers were rescued from a scaffolding collapse on the 65th Street side of Manhattan House between Second and Third avenues earlier today, the New York Daily News reported. Two of the men had no reported injuries and the third was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for minor injuries.

The three men were seen dangling from the scaffolding at 10:15 this morning. The scaffolding was outside a 17th floor window and hanging at a 75-degree angle, according to the News. Emergency workers pulled the men to safety through nearby windows.

The city’s Department of Buildings issued a partial stop work order at Manhattan House, at 200 East 66th Street, today, according to the agency’s website.

Sources told the Daily News that a cable slip from the rooftop motor mount may be the culprit, though the cause is still under investigation.

Fox reported the men were washing windows,while the News said the men were doing brick work on the building’s facade. [NYDN], [NY1], [ABC] and [Fox]  With additional reporting by David Jones

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