New York widower files suit over woman’s death from falling debris

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Erica Tishman

Manhattan architect Erica Tishman, who was killed by debris falling from a building on Seventh Avenue. (Credit: Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC)

NEW YORK (AP) — A widower whose wife died when she was hit by falling debris on a Manhattan street filed a lawsuit against the building’s owner and the city, claiming negligence and wrongful death.

The civil suit from Steven Tishman in connection to the December death of Erica Tishman named Himmel + Meringoff Properties, LLC, the owners of the Seventh Avenue building, and the city of New York.

The city’s corporation counsel in a statement called the death a “tragic incident” and said the case was being reviewed. A representative for the building owners also issued a statement calling Tishman’s death a “profound tragedy.”


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