Man struck by falling glass from Near North Side building

A man was alert and talking after being struck by falling glass from a building on the city's Near North Side, officials said.

The man suffered a laceration to his head after the glass fell around noon Thursday near Rush and Ontario, officials said. The man was alert and transported to a local hospital.

Department of Buildings officials said ductwork from a ceiling fell and struck a window during permitted wall demolition between floors 8-20 of the building.

Traffic on eastbound Erie is being diverted at Wabash, and Rush is closed between Ontario and Erie.
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