A construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning, killing one person and injuring three others, a spokesman for the Fire Department of New York told BuzzFeed News.
Firefighters received a call at 8:24 a.m. that a crane had fallen over on the corner of Worth Street and West Broadway in the neighborhood of TriBeCa. The department sent 140 fighters to the scene.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a brief Friday morning with more details about the circumstances that led to the collapse.
The company that operates the crane, Galasso Trucking and Rigging, had instructed it to be lowered into a secure position after workers noticed that winds had reached up to 20 mph.