Woman, 74, Killed by Falling Bricks While Shoveling Her Brooklyn Stoop

A 74-year-old Brooklyn woman was killed on Tuesday when a portion of her Sunset Park home’s facade crashed down on her while she was shoveling snow off her stoop, according to officials and video footage from a security camera at a nearby business.

The woman, whom the authorities did not identify, was clearing the steps at around 12:30 p.m. outside the three-story Sixth Avenue building where she lived when a section of it suddenly collapsed onto her, the video footage shows. Emergency medical workers took her to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

The woman’s death prompted the Fire Department to request a structural stability assessment of the two-family property, according to Buildings Department records, which show no outstanding violations at the address.

Steven Cottone, the managing member of the real estate entity that, according to Buildings Department records, owns the property, did not immediately respond to a phone message on Tuesday.

Olivia Bensimon contributed reporting and Kirsten Noyes contributed research.

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