This morning, a crane collapse in TriBeCa left one man dead, two people seriously injured and a fourth with minor injuries. There was property damage too. As it fell, the crane clipped at least one building and crushed a row of parked cars. The force of the collapse caused a water main break, as well as a possible gas main break.
Reports say that the crane, which was owned by Bay Crane and operated by Galasso Trucking and Rigging, had previously operated as high as 20 stories. It was being moved into a secure position because of high winds when the incident occurred. Workers had blocked off traffic and pedestrians for the move, which probably helped prevent more injuries.