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  • YIKES: Massive Crane Collapses In NYC On Rush Hour Street (VIDEO)

    Wow! What went wrong? Crazy video of this crane collapsing in New York City.

    One person was killed.

    It’s pretty shocking that more people weren’t killed as the crane tumbles to the street crushing cars on the street.

    From the New York Post:

    A nearly 600-foot-tall construction crane came crashing down onto buildings, pedestrians and parked cars along a downtown Manhattan street Friday morning, killing a Harvard-trained mathematician on his way to work and injuring three other people.

    Workers were attempting to secure the tower crane in the middle of a short but blustery snowstorm when the crane collapsed onto Worth Street near Church Street in Tribeca at around 8:25 a.m., officials said.

    Crane collapse victim David Wichs with his wife, Rebecca, in an undated Facebook photo

    “When it came down, it felt like an earthquake. Our building rattled, shook,” Paul Capotosto, treasurer of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, whose office is nearby, told The Post.

    Officials from the Buildings Department had stopped by the construction site early Thursday morning to inspect the crane and had approved an extension to its maximum length of 565 feet, officials said.

    The crawler crane — which moves on caterpillar tracks and was installed at the site on Jan. 30 — was at that full length for the first time when it crashed amid winds topping 20 mph.

    David Wichs, 38, was killed instantly when the crane pinned him to the snow-lined street, police and witnesses said.


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