In Midtown apt. plunge bombshell, the New York Post reported the [evidently] wrongful death of a 24 year old man in the prime of his life.
Connor Donohue had just started a new job for a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poor.
The reported cause of his death was a "loose and damaged" balcony railing. He fell at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 14.
It was reported that the management company for the building's owner had neglected to comply with mandated property inspections, including the high rise's terraces.
The City Department of Buildings had cited the building's manger
in 2008 for failing to perform a required 5 year periodic inspection of balconies.
After Mr. Donohue fell, the Department of Buildings fined the building management company.
Tenants of the complex said that they were not surprised by the failure of the balcony railing, as some had asked for repairs which were not accomplished. Others noted that the railings were not attached to the building itself, only to the concrete balcony floor.