Crane Accidents

Crane Accident in Harlem Kills 2

10/30/96

A construction crane collapsed in Harlem this morning killing two people and injuring three. The accident took place at at Lenox Avenue and 112th Street.

The scene of the accident is a storage facility for metal plates used in roadwork. The crane was attempting to move one of the plates when it toppled onto workers. Witnesses told WCBS that it just happened too fast for them to see the cause.

Three of the injured workers were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Harlem.

One man died instantly during the accident, and another man died later at the hospital.

 

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