THE BRONX — Three people were injured, one of them critically, when a decorative cornice fell from the top of a six-story Mott Haven building Sunday night, officials said.
The cornice fell from 391 E. 149th St., near Third Avenue, minutes before 10 p.m. and landed near the building's main entrance, according to officials from the FDNY and Department of Buildings.
One person suffered life-threatening injuries and was treated at Lincoln Medical Center, the spokeswoman said.
Two others were treated at the same hospital for minor injuries, officials said.
Officials issued a full vacate order for the building, a DOB spokesman said.
The agency issued a violation to the building's owner for failing to maintain it and ordered a sidewalk shed be built around it.
The debris landed near the entrance to the Third Avenue-149th Street subway station.
The 2 and 5 trains were traveling at "reduced speeds" through the area as a result, the MTA said.