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Mark de Silva’s Hand Impaled by Falling Umbrella

While taking out the trash one day in March, New York Times Opinionator columnist Mark de Silva stuck his hand in the garbage chute of his building, Trump Parc, only to have it impaled by a falling umbrella someone had dropped into the chute from a higher floor, according to his lawsuit against the building manager. “The point entered the top of his hand. It was pretty bloody,” De Silva’s lawyer told the New York Post. From now on it’s probably best to kick all trash bags into the chute, like shooting a goal in soccer.

Mark de Silva Impaled by Falling Umbrella