Last month, two pedestrians were walking in Soho then there were hit by falling debris from a fire escape. They suffered life-threatening injuries because of the incident. They were hit by a metal fire-escape step that fell seven stories.
The victims were a 27-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man. They were near 38 Howard Street near Broadway when the incident happened at around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Emergency responders took the victims to Bellevue Hospital.
The city had previously given a violation to the owner of the property for failing to safeguard the building. This information comes from a Buildings Department representative.
Have you been seriously injured in an accident that involved falling debris? In New York City, there are many tall buildings and construction is often being done. Also, there are many old buildings. If safety measures were not being taken and that lead to your accident, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries. For help with your claim, contact Frekhtman & Associates today by calling (212) 222-1111.
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