Transcript for Dramatic Footage Shows Rescue Efforts of Crane Collapse Victims
This massive crane was working on sixty Hudson street standing nearly 600 feet in the air and weighing more than 300 tons and it all came crashing down this morning. On worth street in TriBeCa crushing cars and swiping at least one building on the way down. Residents and workers that they thought it was a bomb or even an earthquake. The wreckage now outlines several blocks a 38 year old man from the upper west side was just getting inside of one of those parked cars did not survive and others are being treated in the hospital for their injuries. Ironically enough crews were in the process of putting the crane in a secure position. Because of today's high winds and it was during that process when this collapse took place for reasons that are still unclear. The deadly accident did impact local streets subways and buses and also forced evacuations of nearby buildings. Condit has also shut off power and gas in the area just as a precaution and officials had to check the structural integrity of nearby buildings.
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