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Update September 12, 2016- ABC reports that an investigation concluded that human error was the cause of the crash, not high winds.
February 5, 2016- by Steven E. Greer
All of those sirens were for the response to a deadly crane collapse on Worth and West Broadway in Tribeca.
The Post reports, “At least one person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a massive construction crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning, officials said.
The crane – which was swinging a wrecking ball — toppled over on Worth Street between West Broadway and Church Street at 8:24 a.m., crushing several cars parked on the street, according to witnesses and fire officials.
Multiple ambulances and emergency responders were on the Tribeca scene. It is unclear how the crane collapsed.
At least one worker was killed”