NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two workers were rescued after a scaffold platform started swinging and shattered windows on a luxury high-rise more than 40 stories above lower Manhattan.
The Fire Department says one passerby was hit with falling glass but declined medical treatment after the mishap Friday morning at a building under construction on Murray Street. It’s about 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.
Fire Department Lt. Cris DiBenedetto says firefighters were “getting rained on by glass shards” as they arrived. They helped the workers off the scaffold and through a 45th-floor window.
The city Buildings Department says it found the scaffold hadn’t been properly secured. The agency is still investigating and hasn’t issued any violations as yet.
A call to the 64-story building’s sales office wasn’t immediately returned.
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