FDNY: 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crane collapse in Lower Manhattan (all times local):

11 a.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the person killed in the Lower Manhattan crane collapse was sitting in a parked car.

Two other people are in serious condition and another person has minor injuries. The mayor says none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

The crane collapsed into the street Friday morning, stretching much of a block in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane’s boom landed across several cars, smashing their roofs, as debris littered the street.

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10:25 a.m.

An employee at a New York crane company says an investigation is underway after a massive crane collapsed onto a Manhattan street, killing one person and injuring three others.

Photos: Crane Collapse in New York City
Photos: Crane Collapse in New York City

The employee at Bay Crane said he was a manager but would not give his name when reached by The Associated Press. He declined further comment.

A crane bearing the company’s name was overturned at the scene of Friday morning’s collapse.

Fire officials say one person was killed and two seriously injured. A third person suffered minor injuries.

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9:40 a.m.

Fire officials say one person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.

The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.

The collapsed metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block.

A witness who works nearby says he saw onlookers trying to help a person who was trapped in a car. Robert Harold says he also saw a person lying motionless body in the street.

Further details were not immediately known.

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9:20 a.m.

The FDNY says one person is dead and two others are seriously injured following a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.

The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.

The collapsed metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block.

Further details were not immediately known.

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8:55 a.m.

The FDNY says it’s evaluating two patients at the scene of a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.

The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.

Further details were not immediately known.

 

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