A Brooklyn interior designer is suing CNN anchor Anderson Cooper after she was injured in a fall inside an old New York City firehouse Cooper is converting into a new home.
Decorator Killian O’Brien claims she’s “lucky to be alive” after she tumbled 17 feet down a hole in the old fire station — now owned by Anderson — last September. The fire pole had been removed, but the hole remained uncovered, contributing to O’Brien’ fall, the woman alleges in a suit obtained by The Associated Press this week.
The Manhattan firehouse was built in 1906. The building once housed a unit of the Fire Patrol, a private firefighting organization backed by the insurance industry.
O’Brien is also suing the developer of the building.