An inspection accident, but no injuries in scaffold collapse


The inspection accident resulted in no injuries after a scaffold collapse left two building inspectors dangling five stories up at 475 Main Street. Safety features kept the men from tumbling over 60 feet into a kids playground.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

The Inspection Accident

When support cables holding up their scaffolding failed, safety ropes did exactly as they were designed, leaving a pair of building inspectors dangling at the fifth floor leve at 475 Main but uninjured.

Last evening, a maintenance crew worked at dismantling the failed scaffolding.

FDNY had a crew on the scene quickly. Ladders reached the dangling workers quickly, and they were rescued through residents’ windows.

ABC7 shared a video of the scene.

Safety features prevented a tragedy, and FDNY mopped up a scene that could’ve been much worse.

Photographer Mircea Nicolescu shared stills on Facebook, showing how dangerous the inspection accident was.

Photo courtesy of Mircea Nicolescu on Facebook.

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