One person has been killed and three people are seriously injured after a crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning.
The crane collapsed on several parked cars, crushing their roofs.
Videos and pictures from the scene show the large metal object splayed across the street, and reports suggest people are trapped in cars. The crane spanned the entire length of at least one block when it fell to the ground in Worth Street, TriBeCa.
Giant crane toppled over in TriBeCa and missed our office by about 20 ft. All of worth between church & w broadway pic.twitter.com/2bcAXECw33— bruzzer NYC (@bruzzernyc) February 5, 2016
CBS Local News also said there are reports of a gas smell in the area.
"We’ve sent crews down there and what they’re doing is isolating some portions of the main in that area to prevent anything from happening,” energy company Con Ed spokesman Alfonso Quiroz told CBS2.
It is unclear what caused the crane to collapse.Reuse content