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10 Injured by Falling Air Conditioner at Construction Site

Liana DeMasi1 year ago

According to reports, on Sunday morning a 4-ton air conditioner unit fell 30 stories after it snapped off a crane at a Manhattan construction site.

Details of the Manhattan Crane Accident

The unit struck the 30-story building it was intended to be installed in, causing debris, as well as the unit, to fall to the ground.

No life-threatening injuries have been reported, but ten people suffered minor injuries. Luckily, it occurred on a Sunday when there was less foot traffic and therefore less people were affect.

The crane is owned by Bay Crane, a Queens-based company. 

Crane Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Center for Construction Research and Training:

  • Between 1992 and 2006, there were 323 construction worker deaths associated with crane accidents.
  • There were 307 crane incidents between 1992 and 2006. 
  • 4% of those accidents involved overhead cranes.
  • 5% involved tower cranes. 


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