Hell’s Kitchen crane collapses

TRD New York /
Nov.November 26, 2012 01:30 PM

It’s been several weeks since the crane dangling from the top of Extell’s One57 tower came down, and now another crane has collapsed — this time in Hell’s Kitchen. The accident occurred at 8:46 a.m. this morning at 438 West 38th Street, according to DNAinfo. No one was injured, a spokesperson for the Fire Department said.

The crane collapsed while attempting to lift an air condenser recently delivered to the site, witnesses told DNAinfo. The tractor-trailer driver who delivered the condenser said that the crane was extended too far when it attempted to make the lift.

”I was looking in the other direction and then I heard the crack,” said Danny Brown, 51, of Scottsboro, Ala., who witness the collapse, “It was loud. I knew it was the crane. Then I looked and it was toppling over slowly. I was nervous. It was like in slow motion. I didn’t know if it was going to keep going or break my trailer.”

The Department of Buildings is currently investigating the incident, officials said. [DNAinfo] —Christopher Cameron

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