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Scaffolding Collapse in Brooklyn Injures One Person, Displaces Dozens: FDNY

A scaffolding collapsed in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, injuring one person, authorities say.

The incident occurred at 2831 Church Ave. in East Flatbush shortly after 2 p.m., FDNY officials say. A brick parapet wall and store sign from the building collapsed onto the sidewalk below, according to city building officials. 

A woman was treated at the scene for a minor injury to her leg, according to officials. No other injuries were reported. 

Surveillance video obtained by News 4 shows a woman running away from the collapse as a huge plume of dust and debris covers the camera. 

The roughly 100-year-old building, along with three neighboring buildings, were vacated, the city buildings officials said. The 58 people who were displaced included 14 families and 18 children. Five businesses were also forced to close. 

The Red Cross is assisting those displaced families, but it's unclear how long they will be away from their homes. 

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