Sudden Death: Concrete!


From the CBC News: The Régie du bâtiment and the City of Montreal have launched an investigation into the death of a woman who was struck and instantly killed by a piece of falling concrete Thursday evening.

The 33-year-old was dining with her husband at the Mikasa Sushi Bar when a slab of concrete fell off a hotel on Peel Street, near the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard.

A waiter at the restaurant said the couple was celebrating the woman’s birthday, and they requested the table in the corner of the atrium.

A slab of decorative concrete came crashing through the atrium window of the restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Marriott Residence Inn, from 17 storeys above.

Montreal police said the victim’s husband, also 33, lost some fingers and was treated for severe shock.
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(Thanks to Paul Latour for this submission.)

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