Falling Debris Hurts 3 Workers In Times Square, FDNY Says

The Patch - June 28, 2019

by Brendan Krisel, Patch Staff

Three stagehands were putting together a set when a metal stand fell on top of them.

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Three stagehands were hospitalized after being hit by falling debris at a Times Square theater, an FDNY spokesman said.

The debris fell from the Golden Theatre on West 45th Street near Eighth Avenue around 11:30 a.m., the spokesman said. Two of the injured workers were transported to Bellevue Hospital and one was transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

All three workers are in stable condition, city officials said. The stagehands were unloading equipment and putting together a set at the theater when a metal stand fell on top of them.

Inspectors from the city Department of Buildings were called to the scene, a department spokeswoman said. A preliminary investigation determined that the incident was not related to construction.

The John Golden Theatre is one of the smallest on Broadway with just 800 seats. The building was built in 1927 and later acquired by theater producer John Golden, who named it after himself, according to the theater's website. A production called "Hillary and Clinton" played at the theater from March until it closed on June 23.