Two People Hurt in Midtown by Glass Table That Fell 20 Stories

A man trapped between the doors of an F train was dragged to his bloody death Monday, and now another New York City nightmare has played out in real life. Two women were reportedly injured after a glass-topped table fell about 20 stories from a building near Times Square late Tuesday morning. The table apparently had been on the roof of a 22-story structure on Seventh Avenue, between 38th and 39th streets, and hit the property’s second-floor façade on its way down, whereupon it shattered, showering glass shards on the pedestrians below. The two women were hit by the splintered glass and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Both are expected to be okay. 

Right now officials think the table may have been swept off the roof by strong wind gusts; city officials Tuesday morning warned of gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. Crews have blocked off the sidewalk near the building and are cleaning up the smashed glass. 

This is a developing story, and we’ll update as we get more information.

2 People Hurt After Glass Table Falls 20 Stories