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Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

A crane in New York City dropped steel beams onto scaffolding on West 34th Street and 12th Street at the Javits’ Center just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

No injuries have been reported, said Cadet Taylor Cannon, of the New York City Police Department. Cannon said the crane does not appear to be in danger of collapsing.

Firefighter Chris Burke said the scaffolding, more commonly known as a sidewalk shed, is being inspected and an additional crane was requested to assist with moving the steel beam. A sidewalk shed covers the sidewalk near a construction site to prevent things from hitting pedestrians.

About 12 units and 60 firefighters remain on scene and 12th Avenue is still closed between West 34th and West 42nd streets. The ventilation tower for the Lincoln Tunnel, located at 463 12th Avenue, was evacuated, Burke said.

The reason the steel beams fell is unknown.

The article was published on northjersey.com

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