Local resident Shannon Manning snapped photos of a scaffold collapse that occurred at a construction site on Roebling St, between North 10th and 11th, on Monday, July 27. She reports that the scaffolding has since been pulled away from the building: “At one point,” she says, “the workers were attempting to pull it down using ropes, employing an unconventional and comical lasso technique!”
A union contractor, who is also a neighbor of Manning’s, informed her that the site is non-union with numerous violations, and that he had filed complaints regarding the scaffolding which he could tell was improperly secured. He even went as far as alerting the head of the Dept of Buildings. No action was ever taken until the collapse. Both the DOB and the NYC fire fighters arrived at the scene. NYFD stood at the sidelines says Manning, “I guess there are limits to what the NYFD can do.”
This shot, on other side of the building, bears the name of the scaffold company: Stoneledge.