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Crane Drops Giant AC Unit 30 Stories in Manhattan; 10 Injured

A construction crane dropped a giant air conditioning unit in midtown Manhattan this morning, causing serious damage to the side of a Madison Avenue building and injuring 10 people.

The NYPD sent out a warning earlier on Twitter:

Two construction workers and eight other individuals were injured due to the debris from the AC unit falling.

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke on the accident and tweeted out images of the clean-up efforts:

Other people tweeted out images of the devastation as well:

You can see video of the aftermath below:

#cranecollapse #nyc #Madisonsave

A video posted by Milo Avidane (@miloavidane) on


[h/t Gawker]
[image via screengrab]

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