In Lower Manhattan pedestrian with the fall of the scaffolding

At 14:15 local time in the center of new York at 101 Barclay Street pedestrian seriously injured the collapsed part of scaffolding.

The victim was immediately given first aid, after which the pedestrian was taken to a medical facility Bellevue for further treatment. Law enforcement authorities report that the threat to his life there.

In place of the immediate representatives of the construction Department of new York (New York City Department of Buildings), which, together with the police examine the scene and investigate the cause of the accident. Experts check whether complied with the safety regulations when installing scaffolding.

The 25-storey building, located at 101 Barclay Street, belongs to The Bank of New York Mellon. This is an American holding company, which was born in 2007 after the merger of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation. At the moment it is one of the largest companies in the securities and asset management. The firm’s representatives refused to give comments to the press, saying that their staff actively cooperates with police and wants as soon as possible to understand the causes of the incident.