Three people, including a toddler, were injured after a floor collapsed in a building in the Bronx, while the tenants of the barber shop have been issued a partial eviction order.
Hair salon floor collapsed, injuring three, including a toddler
“The collapse occurred due to the owner’s failure to properly maintain the barber shop floor in this approximately 100-year-old building,” Andrew Rudansky, press secretary for the New York City Department of Buildings, told ABC News.
The adults were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and the child was taken to Montefiore Medical Center, where all are being treated for minor injuries, ABC station WABC New York reported .
The second floor of the New Klaman Hair Braiding store collapsed in the basement around 5:45 p.m. local time.
In an email to ABC News, Rudansky said Department of Buildings inspectors were called to the scene Sunday night to “perform a structural stability inspection of the building following reports of a floor collapse inside a hair salon.”
“The floor collapse in the hair salon was determined to be an isolated second floor problem, and the rest of the building was found to be structurally stable,” Rudansky said.
Tenants in the salon have been issued a partial eviction order, which does not affect others in the building, he said.
WABC reported that the New York City Fire Department said the victims noticed the floor moving and heard “strange noises” that led them to run out of the salon.
The DOB has since issued a violation to the property owner “for failing to maintain the building.”
“We have also ordered them to hire a professional engineer in order to compile an engineering report of the building for our review and develop repair plans,” Rudansky said.
In a statement to ABC News, FDNY confirmed that all persons had been accounted for after the collapse and that no one was reported missing. The incident was under control within two hours.