Mother and child struck by scaffolding debris suffer minor injuries in Upper West Side

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Two were injured when scaffolding debris fell in the Upper West Side on March 7.
Photo by Dean Moses

Two people were injured when pieces of a scaffolding fell on them on the Upper West Side Monday. 

At 2:42 p.m. on March 7, the FDNY received a report that a 35-year-old woman was hit with debris from scaffolding on West 78th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, according to NYPD and fire department sources.  Witnesses shared that a woman and her child were walking beneath scaffolding when debris struck them, causing minor injuries. 

Both patients were taken to Cornell Hospital. 

Police tape blocked the area. Photo by Dean Moses