Worker Injured in Ninth Street Scaffolding Collapse

IMG_3037Stephen Rex Brown Firefighters at 710 East Ninth Street.

A construction worker fell around 15 feet after scaffolding collapsed underneath him at a building on East Ninth Street at Avenue C.

Battalion Chief James Costello said that the worker was on scaffolding near the roof at around 2:50 p.m. when the structure collapsed, sending him plummeting to a stairwell landing below. Firefighters then removed him through a window on the top floor using a ladder. A Fire Department spokesman said that the worker suffered injuries to his head and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

IMG_3033Stephen Rex Brown The injured worker was removed through the windows pictured here.

“He was conscious and in pain,” Mr. Costello said.

According to an EV Grieve story from 2010, the Henry Street Settlement Day Care #3 building at 710 East Ninth Street is being renovated to include a community space, as well as housing for the homeless and adults leaving the foster care system.