Thursday, July 16, 2009

Falling Concrete Kills Woman At Peel St. Sushi Bar

A fireman looks up at the Marriott Residence Inn in front of Mikasa Sushi Bar on Peel St., where a panel of concrete crashed through the glass atrium roof of the restaurant, killing a woman and injuring her dining companion, on July 16, 2009. The woman's body is covered by pink blanket at left. Photograph by: John Mahoney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Woman's dining companion 'may have lost a few fingers,' police say.

MONTREAL - A 33-year-old woman quietly dining with a male companion inside a downtown sushi restaurant Thursday evening was struck and killed by a panel of pre-cast concrete that plunged from a corner of the 18th floor – high above – of the Marriott Residence Inn on Peel St.

The panel crashed through a panel of the sloping atrium roof of Mikasa Sushi Bar, at street level where it juts out from the building’s facade, and hit her “directly” while she was seated at her table, said Constable Olivier Lapointe of Montreal police.

He said he was unable to say whether death was instant.

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