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Tribeca Crane Collapse Leaves Many Injured, At Least One Dead

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At around 8:25 this morning, a crane collapsed on Worth Street between West Broadway and Church Street in Tribeca. So far, multiple news outlets are reporting one person dead and several injured. The New York Times reports that an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity says at least 15 have been injured, two of whom are seriously injured. Information about the injuries is, at this time, preliminary. The FDNY is on the scene, and pinpoints the address of the collapse as 40 Worth Street. The Post says the crane was swinging a wrecking ball before it toppled over at 8:24 a.m.

UPDATE: Mayor de Blasio held a presser to give updates on the collapse; the crane was part of construction work at 60 Hudson Street, the former Western Union building. The crane went up on January 30, and had been inspected recently. Police are still investigating the cause of the collapse. This is a developing story.

[UPDATE 1:33 p.m.] A statement issued by the mayor's office clarifies that the crane was in place to replace generators and air conditioners on the building roof of 60 Hudson Street. The Department of Buildings inspected the crane the day prior and found that it was in compliance. Over 140 firefighters have been dispatched to the site by FDNY. Patients at the site include one minor injury, one moderate injury, one serious injury and one fatality. The DOB confirms that no structural damage has occurred at any of the neighboring impacted buildings at 47-55 Worth Street.

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