A woman was gravely injured at Mission Dolores after scaffolding debris blew into the popular Park Slope bar’s courtyard and knocked her unconscious on Sunday afternoon.
Kathleen Keating, 33, was at the bar around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when wood and steel materials flew off the roof of a neighboring 12-story building and crashed into the glass atrium over the courtyard where she was sitting. Keating was hit in the back of the head; two other women also suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Keating received a CAT scan and is now on a breathing tube at the hospital, according to reports. Mission Dolores is closed until further notice, the bar tells Eater.
Construction workers were reportedly working on the roof of the building at Fourth Avenue, near President Street, when a gust of wind blew the scaffolding off. The bar at 249 Fourth Ave., near Carroll Street, is a popular neighborhood hangout known for good beer and a dog-friendly patio. The boutique condominium building next door, called the Parlour Residences, has had a number of complaints filed against it since 2016, when demolition of the previous building began.
#FDNY members operated on scene this afternoon of a scaffold collapse at 243 4th Ave BK, residential high-rise. Scaffold fell from top floor to the setback at 249 4th Ave. There are currently 1 serious and 2 non-life-threatening injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/9ZiULFwLLW— FDNY (@FDNY) June 30, 2019