Article originally appeared on nypost.com.
Five people were injured, including a firefighter, when a crane collapsed into a neighboring building after catching fire in New York City on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The crane was operating on 570 10th Avenue — an under-construction, vacant building near Hudson Yards, between West 41st and West 42nd Streets — when the cabin area suddenly caught fire around 7:30 a.m., the NYPD said.
The top portion collapsed, striking a building across the street before crashing onto the ground below, according to cops and the footage.
Pedestrians scurried and passing cars honked their horns in the seconds after the collapse, the footage shows.
“This could have been much worse… We are extremely fortunate,” Mayor Adams told reporters at the scene.
|View full article|