Part of Building Falls Onto Street in Sugar Hill

By Mary Johnson on October 10, 2012 9:59pm | Updated on October 10, 2012 10:55pm

 Fire officials said no one was injured when part of a building collapsed in Sugar Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
Fire officials said no one was injured when part of a building collapsed in Sugar Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — A chunk of cornice fell off a five-story vacant building in Sugar Hill and onto the street below on Wednesday evening, officials said.

The incident took place around 6 p.m. at 142 Edgecombe Ave., where a building is under construction, a fire spokesman said.

No one was injured, he added, and it was not immediately clear what had caused the chunk of building to fall.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Buildings said the fire department has since removed all loose debris, and the DOB has issued a full stop work order for the site. 

The agency has also issued a violation against the construction company for failing to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations.

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