A large chunk of aluminum cladding from Chicago’s Hancock Building has fallen off.
Wind Takes Off Hancock Building Cladding
At 3:00 p.m. on January 5, 2022, a large chunk of aluminum cladding fell off of the Hancock Building. The cladding fell from the structure’s south side into a planter off Chestnut Street. No one was injured in the incident.
A piece that covers part of the building’s X-bracing reportedly came off because of high winds. The piece fell from the second-to-lowest X-bracing on the Hancock Building and ricocheted off a lower window.
The following day, the aluminum piece had been removed from the street. There was yellow tape and “Caution Falling Ice” signs placed where it had landed.
In 2002, wind tore off a piece of scaffolding at the Handcock Building, killing three people and crushing several cars.
Helping Victims of Falling Debris
When people are hurt because of falling debris, they may need help to obtain the justice they deserve. For this reason, falling debris victims frequently seek out the assistance of the personal injury attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC.
With more than $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, GWC is one of the leading Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois. No other personal injury firm in the state is more respected – or more feared – by defense attorneys or insurance companies, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation of success necessary to ensure that those who hurt you will be held accountable.
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