New York City

Family Caught Under Falling Scaffolding Debris on Upper West Side

At least two people were taken to a nearby hospital, officials say

Caution tape blocks sidewalk underneath scaffolding on a corner of the Upper West Side.
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Debris came crashing down from scaffolding set up around an Upper West Side block on Monday, leaving several people injured.

At least two people were transported to a nearby hospital after debris came down near West 78th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, FDNY officials said.

Witnesses to the incident said a family was walking under the scaffolding structure when the debris fell, including a woman carrying a young baby.

The condition of the two people transported for treatment was not immediately known.

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