Fall in Dark Kills Man in Storm-Blasted Rockaway

Police said William McKeon was found unconscious Tuesday

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    A 78-year-old New York City man is dead after an accident that authorities are blaming on Hurricane Sandy.

    Police said William McKeon was found unconscious Tuesday at the bottom of a wet, sandy stairwell in a beachfront apartment building in the Rockaways section of Queens.

    Police said the stairwell was pitch-black. Many buildings in the neighborhood have been without power since the storm.

    McKeon died at a hospital Tuesday evening.

    The city's medical examiner ruled Wednesday that the death was storm-related.

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