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Falling Debris Kills Woman Near One of NYC's Busiest Corners

The 60-year-old suffered head trauma
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2019 1:48 PM CST

(Newser) – A second harrowing story involving a New York City sidewalk is making headlines today: A 60-year-old woman was killed by a falling piece of building debris around 10:45am Tuesday as she walked in Manhattan. An NYPD rep says she suffered head trauma. Time reports the incident occurred on West 49th Street near 7th Avenue, close to Times Square. Though the New York Post doesn't provide the exact address (CBS New York gives it as 152 W. 49th), it cites city building records for what it claims is the offending property that show inspectors in April observed "damaged terra cotta at areas above 15th floor in several locations which poses a falling hazard for pedestrians." CBS describes the location as "one of the city’s busiest corners during the busiest time of year." (Read more New York City stories.)

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