At 7:30 this morning, 16 tons of concrete and the arm of a cane smashed into the side of a building and plummeted 45 stories down to the sidewalk of midtown Manhattan.
The crane was part of a construction project on 10th Avenue and West 41st Street and collapsed after a fire weakened the cable holding the concrete. Miraculously, only two firefighters and four others reported injuries, including building workers. Three were transported to the hospital.
According to ABC 7, the crane operator safely escaped once the fire became uncontrollable, and first responders closed streets and evacuated nearby buildings following the collapse.