PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Crumbling stairs are causing big problems for people at the South Hills Junction.
Pictures of the stairs show them in bad shape.READ MORE: Parents Frustrated After Violent Week Across Pittsburgh Public Schools
The junction, in Mt. Washington, is also where 77-year-old Margaret Moore fell down Friday.
Moore got quite banged up in the process.
“When she walked down, she stepped on one of the stones, it slid underneath her foot, then she just fell and rolled down the steps,” said her daughter Deborah.
Moore fell about 15 steps, had to get stitches in her head, as well as have her legs bandaged. She says she gets headaches and has lots of pain.
The family reached out to the Port Authority and was told the stairs are owned by the city. They say they got nowhere.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin then called the Port Authority. They said they didn’t know about Moore’s fall, but started looking into it.READ MORE: Vigil For COVID-19 Victims Held In Westmoreland County
“We weren’t aware of it before,” said Jim Ritchie with the Port Authority. “We did watch the video, we did see the incident. And we are going to try to address that now.”
In fact, shortly after talking with the Port Authority, they reached out to the Moore family.
And just this weekend, they had crews out patching the crumbling stairs. They realized they are a problem.
“Just like the streets out there, they’re ripped up from winter,” Ritchie said. “We’re trying to get to our facilities too, stairways, stations, areas that need tended to. So, we got to those stairs over the past weekend. We patched them.”
The steps are also expected to be completely replaced in the coming year.
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