Downtown NYC crane collapses; one dead

NEW YORK -- One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed Friday morning in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars, authorities said.

See Full Article

The crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block in the Tribeca neighbourhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. There was damage to the roof of a nearby building, and debris littered the street.

"It was right outside my window," said Robert Harold, who works at the Legal Aid Society. "It was a crashing sound. You could feel the vibration in the building."

Harold said at least one person was trapped in a car, and he saw onlookers trying to get the person out. Harold said he also saw a person lying motionless on the street.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the person killed was sitting in a parked car. The mayor said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Nearby buildings were evacuated. Officers told people arriving for work that they should go home.

#FDNY on scene of crane collapse at Worth St & W Bdwy in #Tribeca. 1 fatality confirmed, 2 patients serious

— FDNY (@FDNY) February 5, 2016

.@NYPDChiefofDept, @FDNY & @nycoem survey crane collapse in Lower Manhattan with Mayor

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 5, 2016

Photos Of Manhattan **10-60 Code 1 Crane Collapse*** Box 0151, 40th Worth Street, Between Broadway and Church, Battalion...

Posted by NYC Fire Wire on Friday, February 5, 2016

Crane collapsed at Worth TriBeCa

— Roberto Alvarez (@JustChikito) February 5, 2016

Crazy scene! Crane just collapsed in TriBeCa

— Keith V Smith (@KVSaint) February 5, 2016


Latest Canada & World News

  • Three Canadians to appear in Australian court on drug-smuggling charges

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    MONTREAL — The three Canadian cruise ship passengers charged in Australia with drug smuggling are scheduled to appear in a Sydney courtroom Wednesday. Andre Tamine, 64, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberge, 23, were arrested in late August after the MS Sea Princess, operated by California-based Princess Cruises, berthed in the Australian metropolis. Source
  • U.S. mom hosted teen sex parties

    World News Toronto Sun
    A Louisiana mother of five has been tossed in jail for a year after she was convicted of hosting -- and participating in -- booze and dope-fuelled teen sex parties. Brunette Rachel Carrier, 35, was even a frequent flier in the hormone-charged hijinks regularly pairing off with a 15-year-old boy. Source
  • Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash

    World News Toronto Sun
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert casino and was sound asleep when the bus heading to Los Angeles smashed into the rear of a slow-moving tractor-trailer. Source
  • Grain cars tumble into Fraser River as train derails north of Yale, B.C.

    Canada News CBC News
    Crews are cleaning up after a train carrying nine grain cars and two locomotives derailed in British Columbia's Fraser Canyon this afternoon. It happened at approximately 11 a.m. PT across from Saddlerock Tunnel on Highway 1, five kilometres north of the community of Yale, B.C. Source
  • 'Hard worker' who shot himself and co-worker was fired in March: Police

    World News Toronto Sun
    ROANOKE, Va. — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said. Getachew Fekede, 53, had entered the U.S. Source
  • Boy, 15, who had chemical poured over head, to get $15K from Que. school board

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    LAVAL, Que. — A Montreal-area school board has been ordered to pay $15,000 to a student who had a corrosive substance poured over his head in a chemistry class. The boy was 15 years old in February 2015 when a friend of his sprinkled some sodium hydroxide into his hair as a joke. Source
  • Hillary Clinton-themed 'haunted house' video causing a stir

    World News Toronto Sun
    A Trump supporter took Halloween to another level by decorating their home as a Hillary Clinton-themed "haunted house." Brian McKibbin posted the video of a home in Bellmore, New York, last week and it's gone viral. Source
  • Venezuela's congress opens political trial against Maduro

    World News CTV News
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order, deepening a standoff triggered by authorities' suspension of a recall referendum against the widely unpopular socialist leader. Source
  • Brazil widens investigation of gang rape in Rio suburb

    World News CTV News
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman told investigators it wasn't the first time she had been sexually assaulted by traffickers, officials said Tuesday. Source
  • Life for brutal, back-to-back sex assaults?

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    A teenager who was beaten, sexually assaulted and thrown in a Winnipeg river two years ago says she continues to carry physical and emotional scars. The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, wrote a one-page victim impact statement for the sentencing hearing of her attacker. Source