1 Dead in Brooklyn Scaffold Collapse

The cause is not yet clear

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 10:23 AM EDT
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Routine Fix Turns Fatal

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The workers were on the fifth floor of the building when it collapsed.

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Routine Fix Turns Fatal

A routine fix on an apartment building in Brooklyn leads to the death of one man. Andrew Siff reports from Park Slope.
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A construction worker was killed this evening after a scaffold collapsed on the outside of a building in Park Slope.

The collapse occurred at 12th Street and Seventh Avenue, fire officials said.  

Workers were on the 5th floor doing renovations when the scaffolding gave way, officials said. Two workers dangled by their harnesses and were able to get back in the building.  It is unclear if the worker who died was wearing a harness.

It's not yet known what caused the collapse.
 

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