CBSN 6 injured after scaffolding collapses in Manhattan by Sabrina Franza
"Scaffolding that is meant to protect residents should not be up long enough that it needs to be inspected over and over again year after year," City Councilman Ben Kallos, a Democrat representing the Upper East Side, said in a statement.
"We can do a better job at keeping New Yorkers safe, by making sure building repairs are done as soon as possible and scaffolding are up for no longer than they have to be."
Units with the city's police and fire department remained on the scene early Sunday afternoon as the investigation and cleanup continued.
Southbound traffic was closed at Prince Street and northbound N, Q, R and E trains bypassed the Prince Street subway station for several hours Sunday afternoon.