Midtown Manhattan traffic came to a standstill yesterday afternoon when a debris-filled metal container fell 53 stories from a crane, sending construction workers running for cover and injuring eight people.
8 hurt as container falls from New York building
The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. when a metal container used to haul debris unlatched from a crane atop a 55-story office building under construction at 1111 Sixth Ave., fire officials said. Both fire and Buildings Department officials said the building is a future home for Bank of America.
The city Buildings Department, which is investigating the accident, ordered all work stopped at the site though inspectors found the crane and the building "structurally sound," a spokeswoman said.
A Hail of Debris Injures 8 in Midtown
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