Efforts under way to boost terrace safety in Co-op City

CO-OP CITY - One week after a 4-year-old fell to his death from a 23rd-story balcony in Co-op City, City Councilman Larry Seabrook is working on legislation to prevent a similar accident.

Seabrook is in talks with building management company RiverBay Corporation to draft a law that would require owners of multiple dwellings to provide and install sliding doors with childproof locks.

The city deemed balconies in several buildings unsafe after Malachi Johnson?s fall. RiverBay continues to board and lock them up.

A RiverBay spokesperson says it has at least another three weeks before all the balconies are closed off.

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