The hasidic developed building in Crown Heights was reportedly not up to city safety code, with at least one major violation that arguably caused the child's death.
The 2-year old toddler, Levi Nemon, who fell out of a 6th floor window in his family's apartment located at 580 Crown Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn yesterday died from his injuries.
And, the New York Post reported, the hasidic developed building was not up to city safety code, with at least one major violation that arguably caused the child's death:
…The Nemon apartment does not have metal safety bars on the windows — a violation of the city’s health code — which likely would have prevented Levi from falling.
The law requires the management of buildings with more than three units to install window guards in apartments where children under 10 live.
Nearby tenants, a number of whom have young children of their own, emerged from their apartments with looks of horror as rescuers worked quickly to get the unresponsive child into an ambulance.
The management company, Crown Properties, did not return calls for comment.
Here is video of Hatzalah members trying to save Levi. One member had to use a ladder to climb onto the balcony of a vacant apartment where Levi landed so he could start CPR:
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development notice on window guards.
The local NYC law regarding window guards.