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No Injuries As Broken Glass Rains Down On Center City Street Corner

(A broken window in a 12th-story apartment above the Capital Grille sent shards of glass falling to the street.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

(A broken window in a 12th-story apartment above the Capital Grille sent shards of glass falling to the street. Credit: Michelle Durham)

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By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Emergency responders were called to Broad and Chestnut Streets today after a shattered window from a high-rise apartment sent broken glass falling about a dozen stories to the busy streetcorner below.

According to Philadelphia Fire Department executive chief Richard Davison, paramedics transported only one person: the occupant of the 12th-story unit in the Avenue of the Arts Building, where the accident occurred.

Bill  Martin and Brian Bryzcki of Rabinowitz Glass were on scene within an hour.  Martin says it was fortunate no one on the ground was injured.

“That’s usually not the case,” he tells KYW Newsradio.  “Usually when glass gets broken very high up on a building and it rains down, a few pedestrians do happen to get injured.  But today everyone was lucky, and there were no injuries.”

The occupant of the unit was reportedly slightly hurt while trying to clean up the remnants of the broken glass.

Members of building management were not available for comment.

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