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Father Sues Housing Authority Over Child’s 8-Story Fall

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A father of an 8-year-old boy who fell six stories to his death from a window at a Stamford housing complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city’s housing authority.

The Stamford Advocate reports that Zhongxin Jason of New Providence, N.J. is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which was filed in Superior Court in February.

The lawsuit argues safety measures should have been installed on the windows in the hallway outside the Rippowam Manor apartment where the boy’s mother lived.

The 8-year-old, Alexander Wu, died after pushing through a screen on an open window in June 2012 and falling to a patio six stories below.

City attorneys did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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