NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — The FDNY says one person is dead and two others are seriously injured following a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan.
The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.READ MORE: Sheriff's Deputies Dismantle Protest Encampment Outside Of University City Townhomes
The collapsed metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block.
“I just felt it. It felt like a bomb,” one witness tells CBS2. “This is just crazy, it’s huge — it’s enormous.”READ MORE: Heat Health Emergency In Philadelphia Has Residents Running For Cover From Sun: 'This Heat Is Like, Dangerous'
The FDNY said 138 firefighters from more than 33 units are on the scene. NYPD officers and other emergency responders are also on hand.
There are reports of people possibly trapped in cars.
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Due to a construction incident, expect traffic delays & emergency personnel near W. Bway & Worth St in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/GXAXXPJYwF
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