12-Ton Industrial Air Conditioner Falls From Skyscraper in New York

Couple narrowly escapes death by inches when crane hoisting the air conditioner snaps, 10 people injured.
1:32 | 06/01/15

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Transcript for 12-Ton Industrial Air Conditioner Falls From Skyscraper in New York
vies felled into the hands of Isis. Right here in New York City tonight, new images of that terrifying accident on a busy city street. Look at this. A plume of smoke where a 12-ton air can being unit plunged 30 stories. This image of the aftermath. Ripping a giant hole through that ceiling. Tonights saying pedestrians, drivers on the street below dodging a bullet. ABC's Tom llamas on the scene. Reporter: Eyewitnesses say when it hit, it sounded like a bomb, creating this huge dust cloud. Something just fell. Reporter: This is what fell from the sky -- a industrial ac unit, nearly 12 tons. The street covered in glass, steel, even office chairs that fell out of the damaged building. I hope nobody's hurt. And there's the crane man. Holy . Reporter: Inside of this crunched car, a couple that came just inches from losing their lives. We heard an impact on the top and in the back. The back impact pushed us right into a fire hydrant, and car started smoking in the front, so, I said, we got to get out of here. Reporter: The air conditioning system was being hoisted into this midtown Manhattan building when the cord holding it snapped. The unit and debris hit the tiered building here, here, and right here, before landing on the street and the sidewalk. This new image, an up-close look at the damage from the 15th floor. Ten people were hurt in the accident, but David, when you look at this damage, it's amazing nobody was seriously wounded. One theory investigators are looking at, as the unit was hoisted into the building, the floors buckled. David? All right, Tom llamas, thank you.

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