Partial balcony collapse in Chelsea is latest in rash of structural failures in NYC
CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- The latest in a rash of recent structural failures throughout New York City, a balcony partially collapsed in Chelsea Friday.
Firefighters were called to a five-story building on West 15th St. just after 7 p.m.
They determined that a partial collapse occurred from a third floor rear balcony.
The metal cladding underneath the balcony became dislodged, falling into a backyard.
No injuries were reported.
The Department of Buildings was investigating.
Thursday afternoon, one person was killed and at least three others were injured after scaffolding collapsed at a building on East 36th St.
Authorities say it appeared workers were doing facade restoration on the roof level of the 11-story building when a rigging platform gave way.
The incident sparked a call from City Councilman Ben Kallos to pass laws for stricter inspection of scaffolding and requiring building owners to maintain their buildings.