One man was injured when hundreds of pounds of concrete facade collapsed off of a Brooklyn supermarket on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The man, said to be in his 40’s, was struck on the head by a single brick, part of more than 500 pounds of a concrete cornice that toppled from the facade of the Crown Heights supermarket.

The collapse occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on July 22 when shoppers were walking past Idea Supermarket at 1412 St. John’s Place, just off busy Utica Avenue. Without much warning, the curling shaped concrete broke loose from the brick facade and came crashing down next to the victim, with a brick hitting him on the head.

The facade of a supermarket collapsed, injuring one man when part of it hit him on the head. The collapse brought down more than 500 pounds of concrete, some of it a century old. A delivery man tries to make his way through. (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up […]


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