Seventh Body Recovered From NYC Crane Accident

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

New York (AP) The last of seven bodies has been pulled from the rubble at the site of a crane collapse in Manhattan.

Six construction workers and a woman in town for St. Patrick's Day were killed Saturday when the crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction and toppled like a tree onto buildings as far as a block away. The last three bodies were found today.

Officials say a preliminary investigation shows that the crane toppled when a steel collar used to tie it to the side of the building fell as workers attempted to install it. That damaged a lower steel collar that supported the crane. Investigators say that with the elimination of the lower support the counter-weights at the top of the crane's tower caused it to fall.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16783596 - nbc11news.com/a?a=16783596
Gray Television, Inc.