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 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.
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.
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