Nightmare: Brooklyn Man Dies After Falling Through Sidewalk Cellar Grate
A man in Brooklyn fell to his death Sunday afternoon after a walking over a faulty sidewalk cellar grate. "The thing just opened," a witness told the New York Daily News. "He was walking. He wasn't paying attention. The thing is loose. And he disappeared."
From the Daily News:
The man, who cops said was in his 30s, was walking on Bedford Ave. near Herkimer St. at 3 p.m. when the metal doors leading to the basement of an abandoned building at 1281 Bedford Ave. collapsed under him, witnesses said.
Police would not immediately confirm the incident, but were seen removing the dead body from the cellar.
The man reportedly lived in a nearby shelter.
A similar nightmare scenario occurred in June, when an apparently dazed man stumbled headfirst into an open grate outside of a Harlem deli.