1 Killed, 3 Hurt in Manhattan Scaffolding Collapse

NEW YORK (AP) -
A resident watches as emergency personnel remove debris and secure the scaffolding at 136 East 36th Street Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A person died and three others were injured Thursday after scaffolding on the outside of a Manhattan building collapsed, authorities said.

Emergency personnel responded at about 4:30 p.m. to the 11-story building at 136 E. 36th St.

Emergency personnel work the scene of a scaffold collapse that left one window washer dead and three injured, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Fire Department said the injured people were taken to the hospital.

It was unclear what led to the scaffolding collapse. The apartment building dates to the 1920s, city records show.

Building manager Halstead Real Estate said it was saddened by the collapse, and that it was under investigation.

Police urged people to avoid the scene, between Lexington and Third avenues, and the Department of Buildings was on site.