Electrician Catches Deadly Crane Collapse on Video Starcevic/iStock/Thinkstock

Electrician Catches Deadly Crane Collapse on Video

The crane crashed down Friday along Worth Street in TriBeCa, killing one person and injuring three others.

An electrician working on the 30th floor of a building near the site of a deadly collapse in New York was recording with his phone when a massive crane tipped forward. The crane crashed down Friday along Worth Street in TriBeCa, killing one person and injuring three others.

According to a story from Pix11 News, the collapse was caught on video by an electrician, Glenn Zito, who was filming the lowering of the crane from a high floor in a nearby building when it lost control and crashed into the ground.

The collapse happened at the height of the snowy morning commute in lower Manhattan, Pix11 News reporeted. The 565-foot-long, 330-ton crane also damaged four buildings, including the New York Law School building, as it came crashing down.

Mayor de Blasio said at a Friday morning press conference that the crane's operator was trying to bring the boom down to a safe position when the apparatus toppled over.  Police and other city agencies are investigating; it's not yet clear what caused the collapse.

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