NEW YORK – A man hit by a piece of fire escape that had fallen from a New York City building has died.
Police say 58-year-old Richard Marchhart died Saturday from a skull fracture he sustained when he was hit by the debris Friday.
Police say the Garden City man was walking on Broadway in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood when a piece of the building's metal fire escape hit him.
A 24-year-old woman who also was hit by the debris was hospitalized in stable condition.
Officials say a worker was inspecting the fire escape seven stories up on a ladder when a piece of it broke off and fell.
Police and the city Buildings Department are investigating.