Last week, the rooftop facade of a Manhattan condominium building collapsed and sent hundreds of bricks falling to the ground below from 34 stories above. The building had been undergoing renovations on its exterior when around 10 p.m. on December 7, the building’s tenants began to hear the loud sounds of falling bricks.
Luckily, there were no workers, pedestrians, or residents injured as a result of the accident. However, the area was still feeling the effects on Friday and traffic on the road was halted. The St. Tropez condominiums were evacuated and some windows were still taped over. Residents are expected to return, but an exact timetable had not been set.
The accident caused the closure for East 63rd Street between Second and York Avenues. First Avenue was also closed from East 60th to East 64th Streets as garbage collection was delayed and pedestrians were blocked off from some areas. A number of businesses had garbage piling up outside due to the delay in garbage collection and others are losing money because nobody is allowed into the areas.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we are aware of these situations and know that serious harm can be done if someone was hurt. Falling debris can cause extensive head damage or other injuries. Luckily, this is a situation in which nobody was harmed, but that doesn’t mean a similar accident won’t happen again in the future.
If you or someone you love is hurt because of falling debris or some other construction accident, contact our New York City construction accident lawyers. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients when they have suffered serious injuries. Call for your free consultation and learn how we may be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve.