NYPD: NYC Deaths Related to Sandy Rise to 43

Authorities say Albert McSwain died Saturday

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012  |  Updated 1:50 PM EDT
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NYPD: NYC Deaths Related to Sandy Rise to 43

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Garbage lies piled on the street in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island.

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Police say a 77-year-old man who died from injuries sustained in a fall at his darkened apartment building has become the latest victim of Sandy.
 
That raises the city's death toll related to the storm to 43.

  Authorities say Albert McSwain died Saturday. He was found Oct. 31 at the bottom of the steps of his building on Rockway Beach Boulevard. The building had no power. He had injuries to his head and was paralyzed from the neck down and was taken to the hospital.
 
Police say there have been 23 storm-related deaths on Staten Island; 11 in Queens; seven in Brooklyn, and two in Manhattan.
 

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