Brick facade unexpectedly collapses from apartment in Jersey City, taking down power lines

A brick facade suddenly collapsed on Nelson Avenue at Grace Street in Jersey City.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2022, 4:43 PM

Updated 683 days ago

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A brick facade suddenly collapsed on Nelson Avenue at Grace Street in Jersey City.
The bricks crashed down onto the front sidewalk, bringing down power lines with them. Nobody was walking in front of the building at the time, and there were no injuries reported.  
“Upper section of the brick face fell from the frame part of the building and toppled down, took out the awning and took out the electrical service to 141 and 143 Nelson Ave.,” says Battalion Chief Rich Gorman.
A mother and her baby were upstairs in their apartment when the collapse happened. They were taken to safety when firefighters arrived.  
Electricity was knocked out for a couple of blocks initially but restored quickly. The cause is not known at this time.


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