Man Killed by Collapsing Scaffolding from Christ Church in Cobble Hill

July 27, 2012

New York City’s only fatality in last evening’s powerful storm occurred in Cobble Hill when scaffolding surrounding a Christ Church on Clinton Street collapsed as a 61 year old man was walking under it, according to NY1.

Update: The victim has been identified as Richard Schwartz, a prosecutor in the State Attorney General’s office. He is survived by a wife and daughter. The scaffolding was at Christ Church on Clinton Street; it appears to have collapsed when lightning struck the church’s steeple and dislodged some stones which fell onto the scaffolding.

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Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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