Last Of 7 Bodies Recovered From Rubble Of NYC Crane Collapse
NEW YORK (AP) — The last of seven bodies has been pulled from the rubble at the site of a crane collapse in Manhattan.
Six construction workers and a woman in town for St. Patrick’s Day were killed Saturday when the crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction and toppled like a tree onto buildings as far as a block away. The last three bodies were found Monday.
Officials say a preliminary investigation shows that the crane toppled when a steel collar used to tie it to the side of the building fell as workers attempted to install it. That damaged a lower steel collar that supported the crane. Investigators say that with the elimination of the lower support the counter-weights at the top of the crane’s tower caused it to fall.