Two construction workers in the Bronx were injured Friday, May 23, 2008, when they fell 15 feet from scaffolding. The men were washing the front of P.S. 18 in the Bronx. Officials with the Department of Buildings said that a piece of equipment designed to extend the scaffolding closer to the building failed.
The Department of Buildings has issued a stop work order and plans to issue a violation to the general contractor for failing to properly maintain the scaffolding. The general contractor was New York Stone.
The workers were treated for their injuries at Lincoln Memorial Hospital.