Terrifying Wind-Aided New York City Crane Collapse Kills One [VIDEO]
A crane collapse in New York City on Friday resulted in one death and three injuries.
According to WNBC:
The construction equipment was being lowered and secured because of winds topping 20 mph when it toppled over at Worth and Church streets in Tribeca at about 8:30 a.m., de Blasio said. The crane, owned by Bay Crane and stretching more than 15-stories high, smashed into several buildings on the way down before crashing onto several parked cars.
The victim was a man who was sitting in his car at the time. Two other people are in serious condition, while a third sustained minor injuries.
One woman told WCBS, “I just felt it. It felt like a bomb. This is just crazy, it’s huge — it’s enormous.”
According to Gothamist, a complaint had been issued against the building for using the crane late last month before it was allowed to be.
WABC reports the crane had been as high as stories before falling. The collapse also reportedly may be responsible for a water main and gas main leak.
Pictures of the scene appeared on social media to give people a look at what a horrible accident it was:
— FDNY (@FDNY) February 5, 2016
— Roberto Alvarez (@JustChikito) February 5, 2016
— Keith V Smith (@KVSaint) February 5, 2016
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 5, 2016
The base of the crane flipped over. This is frightening pic.twitter.com/hXHib0TX8p
— Jamie Stelter (@JamieStelter) February 5, 2016
Photo of the crane collapse from Glenn Zito, an electrician who witnessed the crane fall down from nearby building. pic.twitter.com/RZJ4RVZ9lS
— Emma G. Fitzsimmons (@emmagf) February 5, 2016
Update on Manhattan crane collapse: 1 confirmed dead, 1 seriously injured, more photos from the scene pic.twitter.com/aLYEsGOdyt
— Breaking News (@NewsOnTheMin) February 5, 2016
— Andrea Grymes (@AndreaGrymesTV) February 5, 2016