Going to work early saves Newark woman's life

Going to work early turned out to be a blessing in disguise for one Newark woman.

Veronica Goss is thanking her lucky stars that she wasn't sitting in her car waiting for the morning train Thursday like she normally does during the week. Goss' car was one of four crushed by the morning collapse of the old Westinghouse building's crumbling façade onto Orange Street. Since she went to work early, she wasn't in her car.

"That's insane" says Goss. "I would have been dead in that car."

The façade fell as demolition crews worked on another area of the building. Orange Street had remained open to traffic since the crews weren't working there at the time.

Orange Street and University Street have now been closed as demolition continues. A city spokesman says the streets will be reopened when officials are convinced it is safe.

Despite losing her car in the incident, Goss knows that she's lucky to be alive.

"I am blessed," she says. "Very, very blessed."

Westinghouse building demolition causes damage

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