Girl is in stable
condition after fall

Ashli Alcala fell four stories
after part of a railing broke

The 2-year-old girl who fell from the fourth floor of a Nuuanu apartment building has been upgraded to stable condition from critical, according to a Queen's Medical Center statement yesterday.

Ashli Alcala's family has asked for privacy while their daughter recovers from her injuries and referred calls to their attorney, William Copulos, who could not be reached for comment.

Alcala fell through the railing on the fourth floor of an apartment building at 66 Kauila St. on Sunday night.

Police had said her aunt, who was baby-sitting, was trying to bring Alcala back to the apartment after the 2-year-old was running up and down the open-air corridor.

The aunt told police that Alcala resisted and started kicking the railing.

Police said Alcala fell through the railing after the bar popped out and struck her on the arm. There are no signs of foul play and the aunt told police that one of the railing bars had been broken for months.

Resident manager Ed Geraldo said he covered a portion of the railing with thick plastic yesterday until repairs are made.

Geraldo said he planned to post a sign to warn residents and that repairs to the railing are expected to be done soon.

Building management is responsible for the maintenance of the railing, according to Henry Eng, acting director of the city Department of Planning and Permitting.

Property manager Harris Zane of Urban Real Estate Co., which manages the building, would not comment.

The four-story building was built in 1972 and has met all building code standards, Eng said. He added that the building had no reports of any violations.

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