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Fall From Scaffolding Collapse Sends 2 Men To Hospital In Hudson Valley

A large EMS response including a LifeNet helicopter was required after two men were injured by a scaffolding collapse in Mahopac Falls.
A large EMS response including a LifeNet helicopter was required after two men were injured by a scaffolding collapse in Mahopac Falls. Photo Credit: Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department/Deputy Chief Sacher

A helicopter had to rush a man to the hospital after a scaffolding collapse caused him and another person to fall in the Hudson Valley.

The collapse happened on Tuesday, Jan. 17 around 3:30 p.m., when Putnam County emergency responders were sent to the Lake Secor area of Mahopac Falls to help the two injured men, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

After arriving at the scene, firefighters confirmed that two men were injured from the fall and requested help from the Carmel building inspector.

One of the injured men had to be taken to Westchester Medical Center by a LifeNet helicopter, while the second man was taken to Putnam Hospital Center by Putnam Valley EMS, firefighters said.

The response to the collapse took about an hour in total.

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