One worker has died and four were injured after a crane collapsed while working on the Manhattan extension to the 7 line Tuesday night. The work site hosted three levels of work, with the crane set up on the second level. Fire Department officials said that the crane collapsed after coming apart in two separate pieces.
An investigation into the events leading up to the crane’s collapse is ongoing. It remains to be seen whether civil or criminal actions will be pursued in the wake of this tragic accident. For more information on this story, see Katherine Creag’s article on msnbc.