NEW YORK, NY – A woman was struck and killed by a piece of debris that fell from a midtown Manhattan building on Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Erica Tishman.
According to the Department of Buildings and the FDNY, the debris fell from the building at 729 7th Ave., which houses and is managed by Himmel + Meringoff Properties. City records show that the Department of Buildings fined the company in April for a “failure to maintain exterior building facade and appurtenances” violation. Although the ticket was listed as a Class 1 violation (the highest severity), the fine was only $1,250.
The incident continues to be investigated, and engineers from the Department of Buildings will be conducting a full structural stability inspection to make sure it is safe for other passersby.
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