Sunday, July 26, 2015

Crane accident causes problems on 7 line

From Eyewitness News:

Service on the 7 subway line has currently been restored with delays after a crane-hoisting accident in Flushing, Queens.

The crane was lifting construction material to the rooftop of stores at about 1 p.m. when the hoist broke and the load was spilled onto the 7 tracks at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard.

The debris apparently caused a small fire and smoke condition on the track.

Service was originally suspended in both directions, but resumed with residual delays just before 4:30 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Great! Another fine reason to encourage tourism in Flushing.
I say a prayer of delivery....everytime I wait to board a Q28 bus on 39th Ave.
TDC's Flushing Commons site has two huge cranes operating right across the street from the bus stop.
If there is an accident, one of those cranes could shear my bus in half or squash a line of comuters to jelly.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the former 5 Pointz site, by Court Square, starts getting built.
Two fourty story towers will be rising very close to the #7 line. Too close!
Cranes will be used. How many? How close to the tracks?
The Wolkoff family, which owns the site, has not had a good track record with the site.
Stop work orders have already been issued.
Thank Jimmy Van Bramer for casting his vote to give the Wolkoffs their desired variance to build beyond twenty stories.
Uh....Councilman Jimmy received $10,500 in campaign donations from the Wolkoff family...mere chump change.
Jimmy refused to recuse himself from voting in favor of Wolkoff's mega buildings.
Back door politics Jimmy, knows how to play his game of advancement. Look out he doesn't run for mayor.

Deke DaSilva said...

No service from Maim Street Station

Freudian slip?

Hell Gate Kid said...

hello Deke