At least three people were injured Friday morning near Times Square when scaffolding on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue collapsed.
Intense wind & rain just swept through NYC, upending a construction wall at 40th & Broadway. At least one injured. pic.twitter.com/rmgA1WtXsS
— Matthew Orr (@Matthew_Orr) November 1, 2013
Victims were being treated on the scene, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Update: The incident occurred outside of a new sushi restaurant at 561 Seventh Avenue, when a construction wall, not scaffolding as previously reported, fell and hit three people. According to reports, the victims were conscious and alert. A firefighter also sustained minor injuries.