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Pedestrian in Tribeca Hit by Falling Scaffolding

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...

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Family of Man Crushed by Hoist Mechanism in Brooklyn to File Lawsuit

The family of a man who died after he was crushed by a hoist mechanism last week is starting the process of filing a lawsuit. This information comes from Attorney Mark Bernstein. Young-Kil Sim was delivering shopping bags to KP Farm Market which is located on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush. While doing so, a jury-rigged elevator that was being operated by two workers came crashing down and hit him on the head. Sim, who was 62 at the time, was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. The Department of Buildings started a preliminary investigation and found that the pulley system...

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Falling Debris in Soho Causes Injury

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...

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Child Knocked Unconscious After Being Hit By Falling Street Sign

On April 4, 2018, a young child was knocked unconscious when a street sign fell and landed on his head. The child was only 6-years-old and was outside of Madison Square Garden when the incident happened. According to sources, the accident happened late on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred near 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue. The boy was unconscious when the paramedics got to the scene. He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. He was reported to be in serious condition. This is a developing story. As more details on this incident are announced, we will keep you posted. This is the...

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