What to Know
- A small display wall hurt a visual merchandising associate in Bloomingdale's flagship Manhattan store Thursday
- The associate was taken to a hospital for treatment but was described as alert, a Bloomingdale's spokesperson said
- The initial call came in as a wall collapse; some reports say it was the associate who fell into the wall, not vice versa
A "small display wall" somehow injured an associate in Bloomingdale's flagship Manhattan location Thursday, prompting a flurry of emergency response, according to a company statement and fire officials.
The visual merchandising association was working in the department store's 815,000-square-foot store on Third Avenue near 59th Street and Lexington when he was hurt around 10 a.m., a Bloomingdale's spokesperson said.
"He is alert and has been taken to the hospital for treatment," the spokesperson said.
It wasn't immediately clear which floor the associate had been working on, nor was the nature of the accident clear. Fire officials said the initial call was for a wall collapse in the store's basement. But the Daily News reports it was the associate who fell into the display wall, not vice versa. The nature of the injury to the associate wasn't clear from Bloomingdale's statement.
Chopper 4 over the scene showed two ambulances and a fire truck at one point; at least one person appeared to be taken away in an emergency vehicle.
The Department of Buildings says it was not called to the scene.