Collapsed Construction Crane Removed From NYC Street

A construction crane is seen on top of cars along the street in downtown Manhattan in New York, February 5, 2016. The construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm on Friday, killing one person and crushing parked cars in the first accident of its kind in New York City since 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A construction crane is seen on top of cars along the street in Lower Manhattan, Friday. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid)

A huge construction crane has been removed from the scene of a fatal accident in Lower Manhattan.

The area in Tribeca was still blocked off Sunday morning but the crumpled steel from the 565-foot-long crane is now gone.

Work crews sliced up the broken crane into dozens of pieces and used other cranes to load the pieces onto flatbed trucks.

Other workers have been concentrating on repairing crushed water pipes and street damage.

David Wichs, z”l, a 38-year-old immigrant from Prague and Wall Street trading firm employee, was killed by the crane as he walked on the street Friday. His levayah was held on Sunday.

Three other people were hurt by falling debris.

City officials say it may take weeks to determine why the crane crashed as it was being lowered during strong winds.


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