Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:04 pm
At least one person is dead, and another 2 injured, after a crane collapsed this morning at around 8:30 a.m. in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. At the time of the incident, workers were attempting to secure the crane over fears of rising winds in the city. Unfortunately, the crane collapsed and killed a 38-year-old man who was sitting nearby in a parked car.
Two other individuals were struck by debris that fell as a result of the crane collapse, and both of these individuals are currently listed as being in serious condition. Construction using the crane was actually stopped yesterday in the face of rising winds, and when the accident occurred, workers were attempting to secure the crane and bring it down over fears of unsafe working conditions. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that the accident could have been much worse, and injured far more people, if workers had not already cleared the area in anticipation of bringing down the crane.