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BREAKING CurbedWire: Scaffolding Collapse on 52nd Street

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MIDTOWN—Scaffolding at a construction site has collapsed on 52nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, falling about 20 feet. There are reports of "helicopters and craziness." No word on injuries, but firefighters are searching the debris. Developing...
· Scaffolding Collapses in Midtown [1010 Wins]
· Firefighters Search for People Injured After Scaffolding Collapse [wnbc.com]

UPDATE 3:40PM: A Curbed reader notes possible issues with the scaffold, writing "A coworker just told me she complained to the city about that very scaffold. No safety precautions when they were putting it up, almost took her out."

UPDATE 3:50PM: WNBC is reporting that the collapse was caused by bricks that fell from the 14th floor of a 40-story building under construction. They've also posted images of the post-collapse scene. Sevenonline reports one minor injury.