Air-conditioning unit plunges from broken chain, kills man

The intersection of E. 173rd St. and Grand Concourse.

A 38-year-old man was killed after an air conditioning unit fell on him in the Bronx.

According to the NYPD, the AC was being delivered at E. 173rd St. and Grand Concourse. It was attached to the chain of a crane, and plummeted after the chain broke at 10:51 a.m.

The victim, identified by police as Tristan Mananghaya of Jersey City, was pinned under the appliance. He was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On May 29, an air conditioner crashed onto a playground after it dropped from a 20th floor window at the public housing complex Holmes Towers in Yorkville. The NYCHA has a set of rules and regulations that tenants are required to follow when installing AC units.



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