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:
Alert: Avoid midtown area of Park to 5 Aves, 39-40 streets due to a crane incident/accident.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 31, 2015
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:
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) May 31, 2015
Other people tweeted out images of the devastation as well:
— Preston Phillips (@10NewsPhillips) May 31, 2015
— Kenneth Evseroff (@NYNEWSGUY) May 31, 2015
Went into the office today to get some things done – view of the Madison Ave. crane accident from my window: pic.twitter.com/pzCbOCN15P
— James Montague (@JimboMont) May 31, 2015
— Andrea Grymes (@AndreaGrymesTV) May 31, 2015
— Shawn G. Chittle (@ShawnChittle) May 31, 2015
You can see video of the aftermath below:
[image via screengrab]
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