One Person killed in SoHo After Being Struck by Loose Metal Fire Escape Step

 Two pedestrians who were walking on a SoHo street suffered life-threatening injuries after they were struck by a metal fire-escape step that fell seven stories. One of the victims, a 58-year-old man from Garden City, ended up dying from his head injury while the other, a 24-year-old woman is now in a stable condition, Newsday reported. The man and woman were walking near 434 Broadway at Howard Street in SoHo when a worker was inspecting a fire escape seven stories up. The worker had stepped on the fire escape ladder when a piece of it broke and fell to the street below. That piece, officials said, weighed more than 100 pounds. The inspector slipped, but was able to pull herself to safety. City Issues Violation to Property Owner She was apparently checking the building’s façade when the fire escape stair gave way. Medics transported both of the injured victims to the hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries. The woman remained in the hospital in stable…

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