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  • The Department of Buildings will issue seven violations in response to an incident at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem yesterday morning where scaffolding fell on a city bus, injuring 18 people.

    According to DNAinfo, DOB is expected to issue six violations to Queens-based Disano Demolition, the contractor hired to carry out work on a building at 301 West 125th Street, and one to the owner of the building.

    “They found equipment that should not have been on the site and the demolition was not done correctly,” said council member Inez Dickens. … [more]

  • Building scaffolding fell onto a public city bus at West 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem this morning, the New York Times reported, injuring 17 people. “We pulled into the stop and I heard a falling sound of something collapsing toward the back, and the back of the bus filled up with smoke,” said Sasha Chavkin, a reporter for Columbia University’s new investigative journalism website, the New York World. “People were running from the back and screaming. After about a minute the bus driver let everyone off the bus. I talked to a kid in the back who said he thought he was going to die. He said rubble had fallen through the windows of the bus.” Fire officials described the injuries as minor and not life threatening. The address from which the scaffolding fell was not immediately available. [NYT]