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8-Year-Old Jackson Heights Girl Hit in Head by Falling Piece of Wood

Feb. 26, 2018 By Tara Law

An 8-year-old girl was hit in the head by falling construction debris on Friday in Jackson Heights.

The girl was walking with her mother and 3-year-old brother around 9:30 a.m. when she was struck by a falling wooden plank, according to ABC News 7. Construction workers had been removing debris from a fourth floor fire escape at 83-09 35th Avenue, according to a Department of Buildings complaint.

Emergency responders rushed the child to a local hospital, where she was treated for a laceration to her head, police say.

The Department of Buildings issued a Full Stop Work Order for the property the same day, since the work was not part of approved plans. Electrical and plumbing work, including a minor interior renovation, had taken place without permits.

The owner of the property is listed as 83-09 35th Realty LLC.

An investigation is ongoing.

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