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At least 1 Dead, 2 Injured. Crane Collapse In Lower Manhattan Leaves 1 Dead, At Least 2 Hurt. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One person is dead and at least two others are hurt after a crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning.
It happened just before 8:30 a.m. at 40 Worth Street near Church Street in TriBeca.
The crane landed on several parked cars, crushing their roofs. Video from the scene shows mangled metal and debris strewn across two city blocks. Part of the crane could be seen wedged up against a building.
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“I just felt it. It felt like a bomb,” one witness said. “This is just crazy, it’s huge — it’s enormous.”
The FDNY said 138 firefighters from more than 33 units are on the scene. NYPD officers and other emergency responders are also on hand.
There are reports of people possibly trapped in cars.
The crane is owned by Bay Crane, CBS2 reported. It’s unclear what caused it to collapse.
Worth Street is closed between Church Street and West Broadway. Officials are inspecting 40 Worth Street, which is a six-story office building, for possible damage.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is on his way to the scene.
Stay with CBSNewYork.com as this story continues to develop.