MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A woman died Tuesday morning when she was hit by falling debris near Times Square, according to officials.
An FDNY spokesperson said the call came in at around 10:45 a.m., where the victim was found dead.
A police source said that Erica Tishman, 60, was hit by falling debris on West 49th Street between 6th and 7th avenues.
“This is a tragedy, and the family and friends of the victim are in our thoughts,” said a New York City Department of Buildings spokesperson. “No pedestrian should be at risk from dangerous façade conditions. Department of Buildings Engineers are on the scene to perform a full structural stability inspection of the building to ensure all New Yorkers are safe, and conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of this tragic incident.”