NYPD: Material being lifted by crane at building falls

May 31, 2015 3:02 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say material being lifted by a crane at an office building in Manhattan has fallen about 28 stories to the sidewalk below. Approximately five people have been injured, and police say the injuries are minor.

Police say the call came in around 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Officers who responded to the high-rise building in Midtown East found that a crane's payload heading to the roof of the building had broken free. It fell to the sidewalk, shearing the side of the building along the way. The building is wider at the base, and narrows at the higher floors.

Streets have been closed in the surrounding area as emergency responders work at the scene.

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