New York crane collapse: Construction accident in lower Manhattan leaves one dead, three injured

The crane fell to the ground in Worth Street in TriBeCa and spanned the entire length of the street


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The Independent US

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.

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.