Massive Crane Collapse Kills 1, Injures 2 in Manhattan

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Crane Collapse Kills 1, Injures 2 | The Moran Group

Manhattan, NY -- One person was killed and two more were injured when a massive crane collapsed in Tribeca this morning.

The crane toppled onto a row of cars.  One person was killed at the scene.  A second person was trapped inside a vehicle.  The trapped victim was freed by first responders.  In addition, two people were transported to Bellvue Hospital.

Witness, Jesse Natale, 26, a civil engineer from New Jersey, said that he was stuck at a light when he saw the crane fall.  "If I'd caught that light, I'd be dead, probably."

The massive red crane, which had "Bay Crane" printed on the side, hit a building and leaned on power lines as it fell.  A man who answered the phone at Bay Crane refused to answer questions.  He said they are not releasing information at this time.

Bay Crane is a 75 year old Long Island City-based crane company.

There are additional reports that a wrecking ball was attached to the crane and fell through the roof of a building; although, that has not been confirmed yet.

Read the whole story here. 

Crane Collapse in New York

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