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3 Bar Patrons Injured After Scaffolding Flies Off Roof in Brooklyn: FDNY

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  • Three people were injured — one seriously — after scaffolding blew off a roof into the courtyard of a bar next door, the FDNY said
  • The scaffolding blew off the roof of a 12-story building on 4th Avenue, near President Street, Sunday afternoon
  • One patron was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury, the FDNY said. Two others were evaluated at the scene

Three people were injured — one seriously — after scaffolding blew off a roof into the courtyard of a bar next door, the FDNY said. 

Construction crews were working on the bulkhead of the roof of a 12-story building on 4th Avenue, near President Street, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus Sunday afternoon when a gust of wind blew the scaffolding around the bulkhead off the roof, FDNY Deputy Chief James McNally said. 

The scaffolding flew into the courtyard of a two-story bar next door, injuring three patrons, McNally said. 

One of the patrons was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury, McNally and the FDNY said. 

The two other patrons were evaluated at the scene, according to the department.

News 4 has reached out to the city's Department of Buildings for comment.

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