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Crowbar falls from 35-story Manhattan construction project, damaging taxi

A crowbar fell from a 35-story building under construction on Manhattan’s East Side Thursday, striking a taxi and sending one person to the hospital.

The vehicle was hit on Third Ave., near East 59th St. and across from Bloomingdale’s flagship store.

WABC reports The NYC Department of Buildings said the object fell from more than 30 floors up, caving in the car’s roof, shattering the windshield and injuring a cabbie.

The driver was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

In March at the same construction site, records show the roof of a hoist came loose while moving wood to the 21st floor of the building, forcing nearby street closures.

The company in charge of the project, The Gilbane Company, released a statement:

“We are investigating this incident and taking every step to ensure it does not happen again. We have stopped all work on this project and will not reopen the site until our investigation is complete. Safety is our top priority and we are in contact with the Department of Buildings to swiftly and fully address what took place here.”

The cab driver has since been released from the hospital.

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