In Tribeca in Manhattan, a pedestrian was hit by a piece of falling debris. This incident happened on Friday afternoon.
According to authorities, a piece of scaffolding fell off of an office high-rise. The building was located at 101 Barclay Street, and the accident happened at around 2:15 in the afternoon. A pedestrian on the sidewalk was hit by the falling debris.
The victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, and they were taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The Department of Buildings sent investigators to the scene.
The building is owned by Bank of New York Mellon.
A spokesperson said they are looking into the issue and what happened.
It is unclear who the victim was or what caused the incident. If more information is released, we will keep you posted.
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