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Video: The arm of a New York construction crane that caught fire struck a skyscraper as it crashed to the ground

By 07/26/2023 12:05 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


On Wednesday morning, a tall construction crane caught fire high above the west side of Manhattan. It later lost its long arm, which crashed into a nearby building, dangled, and finally fell to the street as pedestrians sprinted for safety below.

According to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, four people had minor injuries, but no one was fatally injured.

The Democrat stated, “As you can see from the debris on the street, this could have been much worse,” noting that the roadway at that time of the morning is frequently crowded with people walking, driving, and taking buses.

Around 7:25 in the morning, a 54-story building’s roof fire was reported. Social media users shared images and videos of a crane’s car catching fire hundreds of feet above 10th Avenue near 41st Street.

After the fire had been blazing for a while, the crane’s arm, which was holding a 16-ton cargo, broke.

According to Joseph Pfeifer, the first deputy commissioner of the fire department, the person operating the crane attempted to put out the fire as it progressed but ultimately had to run for safety.

To put out the fire, firefighters stationed on the roof deck of another building utilized hoses.

Traffic on the surrounding streets was suspended.

The cause of the fire was being investigated. The Lincoln Tunnel, which brings vehicles to and from New Jersey under the Hudson River, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal are close by.


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