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Deadly Crane Collapse at 34th Street/11th Avenue Station Site

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1 Dead, 4 Others Injured In Crane Collapse On West 34th Street

 

April 3, 2012 11:56 PM

 

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Crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue (credit: CBS 2)

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday night left one person dead and four others injured.

One injured worker, 22-year-old Santos Garcia, died at the hospital while another worker is in serious condition, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported. Three others suffered minor injuries.

“We heard a big boom,” witness Kennon Murphy told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez. “We went over here and looked and that’s when we saw the crane was down.”

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. at a construction site above the No. 7 line subway extension project. A Fire Department spokeswoman said an 80-foot section and a 40-foot section from an upright crane became dislodged.

Investigators said the crane cable snapped, sending the boom plummeting. That massive arm of steel crushed one of the workers, while another worker suffered severe trauma to his leg after being hit by debris.

Firefighters said rescuing the workers from the 60-foot pit where they were working was not easy. The precarious effort was undertaken using ropes before the workers were rushed to Bellevue Hospital.

“It was extremely dangerous because we had construction material that wasn’t stable and the crane was leaning against the building. It was an expedited removal, but we had some difficulty because of the trauma,” said EMS Deputy Chief Jack Sullivan.

Frank Basile’s brother-in-law had been working at the site. He said he ran to the location after hearing about the collapse and was relieved to hear his family was safe.

“I feel a little choked up because I’m thinking who it might be…like I said I’ve seen someone die before falling, so it’s a little emotional,” he said.

Police crime scene investigators were gathering evidence Tuesday night even though they said there is no reason to expect any criminality or negligence at this point.

 

 

Courtesy: WCBS New York

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They have. Until the investigation wraps up, construction around the area has been halted. The MTA has also called for an investigation into all its construction projects to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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:( its sad stuff like this has to happen...

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