Friday, May 23, 2008

Construction Debris Tumbles onto Harlem Market

NEW YORK (AP) -- Firefighters say construction debris from a luxury condominium building has plummeted onto a Harlem market.

The Fire Department says no one was hurt in the mishap Thursday afternoon at the Kalahari Harlem, an environmentally conscious condo building under construction on West 116th Street.

The Buildings Department is investigating and has no immediate comment. The incident comes amid mounting attention to construction safety citywide.

Roxanne Donovan, a spokeswoman for general contractor First Avenue Builders, says two stucco-like surface panels fell off the 12-story building.

Television footage shows sheets of material lying atop a gash in the lower building's roof.

After a series of recent construction accidents, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday the city would hire 63 more safety inspectors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suggest the people of the neighborhood wear hardhats. hell I suggest all NYC residents, commuters and visitors wear hardhats!