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May 3, 2006

Falling Debris Injures Family Of Three In Midtown

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A piece of steel came crashing down on a Pennsylvania family's car near Times Square Tuesday, injuring a couple and their young child.

City officials say a steel rod fell from the site of the new New York Times building under construction at the corner of 41st Street and Eighth Avenue. The rod may have fallen from as high up as the 43rd floor of the building.

No one was seriously injured. The couple even tells the Daily News the toddler slept through most of it.

The Department of Buildings issued four violations to the building’s owner, and issued a stop work order until the repairs are made and the site is re-inspected.

The violations are for missing rails, guards and netting, all issues related to ensuring public safety near high rise constructions.

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NoLandGrab: Brooklynites may feel concerned that Forest City Ratner's recent focus on public safety in Prospect Heights may be nothing more than posturing.

Posted by lumi at May 3, 2006 10:20 AM