10 people were injured after a crane collapsed and crashed into a Manhattan building

10 people were injured after a crane collapsed and crashed into a Manhattan building

28 stories of a skyscraper on the corner of Madison Avenue and West 38th Street were plunged by a piece of mechanical equipment that broke free, leaving 10 injured, just before 14:45 GMT on May 31.

28 stories of a skyscraper on the corner of Madison Avenue and West 38th Street were plunged by a piece of mechanical equipment that broke free, leaving 10 injured, just before 14:45 GMT on May 31.

The extensive damage was caused by the crane that broke free, lifting the air conditioning unit, but actually the situation could be much worse, according to officials.

Crane collapse in midtown Manhattan

Crane collapse in midtown Manhattan

Two of those 10 who suffered minor injuries appeared to be constructions workers and the rest were innocent by-passers or drivers of passing cars. The government stated that all wounded human beings were conscious and stable, while most of them got only some blunt force traumas from falling wreckage.

Crane collapse at 38 & Madison left  at least 10 people injured

Crane collapse at 38 & Madison left at least 10 people injured

Bill de Blasio, the city major, admitted that they all were so lucky that the falling happened at an hour of the day on a weekend and not too many people had been nearby.

After attending the scene, police officers investigated that the cause of crane’s payload being broken free was its heading to the top of the skyscraper, so it collapsed damaging the side of offices as well as the street below.

Majority of emergency officials responded to the scene, while the investigation continues.

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