One Injured in Partial Collapse of Manhattan Building Facade

July 10, 2020

One person suffered minor injuries when the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, officials said.

Part of the parapet of the five-story building on East 38th Street collapsed shortly before noon, Deputy Fire Chief Nicholas Corrado said. One person suffered minor injuries from falling bricks and was treated by emergency services workers, he said.

A spokesperson for the city Department of Buildings said the property owner has been ordered to install scaffolding to protect the public. The department is investigating the collapse.

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