Bronx toddler hurt in stairway collapse

A 4-year-old boy was hurt Tuesday when a stairway collapsed in a building on East 187th Street for the second time in a month. According to Fire Chief Thomas Dunn, the incident happened at around 2:30

News 12 Staff

Nov 4, 2009, 1:01 AM

Updated 5,315 days ago

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Bronx toddler hurt in stairway collapse
A 4-year-old boy was hurt Tuesday when a stairway collapsed in a building on East 187th Street for the second time in a month.
According to Fire Chief Thomas Dunn, the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. when two marble steps leading to the second floor at 689 East 187th St. suddenly collapsed, injuring a toddler.
The boy was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital to be treated for a minor cut to the head. Residents who live on floors above the collapsed staircase had to be evacuated by firefighters.
In October, a stair landing collapsed between the third and fourth floors in the same building.


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