Police: Construction elevator accident drops debris on street below

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NEW YORK -

Police say a construction elevator accident caused debris to fall in midtown Manhattan.

According to police, the accident was reported Monday around 8 p.m. after an exterior elevator came loose, striking the building and causing debris to fall at Sixth Avenue and West 57th Street.

The Daily News reported the elevator was hanging from scaffolding 30 stories above the street.

The newspaper said the elevator was being used during construction of a residential building.

Those responding to the accident included police, firefighters, Department of Buildings' personnel and workers from the city's Emergency Management department.

There were no injuries to report.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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