CBS New York:
One person is dead after a boom-crane accident in Midtown Friday, fire officials say.
A stopwork order has been issued for 219 E. 44th St. after a truck operator unloading a flatbed was crushed before noon, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
“The victim was caught between the knuckle boom and the flatbed itself, we were able to mechanically raise the boom with our jacks and take him out,” Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Carlsen said.
The 40-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.