As the weather heats up, more and more of us are setting up our air conditioners in order to keep cool. An NYPD officer spotted one dangling and prevented it from falling.
One very dangerous drop actually happened Thursday in East Harlem.
Masood Khani is talking only to Eyewitness News about how a huge air conditioning unit, probably weighing 80 pounds, came crashing down out of a window of a building on East 105th Street.
The bulky unit hit the super who happened to be standing right below.
“It fell on him and he went unconscious and he was lying on the floor,” Khani said.
The Department of Buildings tells everyone should use brackets to properly secure these window units. There is no specific law requiring the supports,… inspectors do routinely check and issue violations…
It’s crossed anyone’s mind that’s walked down city streets. Is that air conditioner way up there installed properly so it won’t fall?
Officer Brian Dobbins, NYPD, was in the neighborhood and rushed to help.
The Department of Buildings tells everyone should use brackets to properly secure these window units. There is no specific law requiring the supports, but inspectors do routinely check and issue violations if they spot things like bricks or blocks holding up the units.
“We do respond and we do issue violations if they’re improperly installed. In the building in East Harlem, we did not spot any visible supports,” said Commissioner Rick Chandler, NYC Department of Buildings.
As for the super, he was taken to the hospital for treatment of a broken arm.
Via Eyewitness News