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3 Injured in Brooklyn Scaffolding Collapse

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Three construction workers were injured following a scaffolding collapse in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.

The collapse took place around 2:30 p.m. at a building under construction on Grand Avenue in Williamsburg, according to the FDNY.

Three workers were trapped underneath the debris and had to be rescued, the FDNY said. They suffered minor injuries.

The city's Department of Buildings said the accident occurred at a site where an existing three-story building is being converted into a six-story structure. A preliminary investigation showed the workers were adjusting and dismantling parts of the scaffolding atop a neighboring building when it collapsed, the DOB said.

Citizen App video shows the aftermath of the scaffolding collapse: debris and planks of wood scattered throughout the lower roof of the neighboring building.

It is unclear if Thursday's high winds played a part in the collapse. A DOB investigation is ongoing.

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