Some Debris Falls From Statler

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Two people were sent to the hospital Monday after being hit by some debris that fell from the historic Statler building in downtown Buffalo.

Just after 10a.m. Buffalo firefighters and police responded to a call in the back of the Statler, near the Convention Center on Franklin, where there were reports that two pedestrians were struck by construction materials.

According to Buffalo firefighters, construction workers on the roof were cleaning up a project, but heavy winds blew away a section of roofing installation foam that ended up striking two people.

The pedestrians were transported to the hospital, but it appears they sustained no serious injuries.

The historic Statler is currently undergoing major renovations after being purchased by developer Mark Croce.

Croce and other Buffalo developers will be meeting with New York State Senator Mark Grisanti, and other lawmakers Monday, to discuss a piece of legislation that would increase the historic preservation tax credit from 5 to 12 million dollars.

If signed by the Governor, this credit could be good news for developers.