Crane collapses in New York's Lower Manhattan; at least 1 killed

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Crane collapses in New York City and kills one person (KTRK)

A crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan Friday morning, crushing a row of parked cars and killing at least one person.

The massive crane came crashing down at Worth and Church streets in the Tribeca neighborhood just before 8:30 a.m.

Officials said one person was killed and three others were injured - one minor injury, one moderate injury and one serious injury. The fatality appears to be a 38-year-old pedestrian who lives on the Upper West Side.

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The construction crane, operated by Bay Crane and previously positioned as high as 20 stories, now stretches across several blocks. It landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs.

No workers were injured, and there is no immediate word on what caused the crane to flip over, but it is believed the weather may have been a factor.

The force of the collapse caused a water-main break at Worth Street and West Broadway and a possible gas-main break on the West Broadway side.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said there is no structural damage to any of the impacted buildings.

One person was trapped in a vehicle and was rescued, authorities say.

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