Twelve people, including three firefighters and nine civilians, all suffered serious injuries after a crane collapse NYC incident Wednesday.
According to the Fire Department of New York, all the injured were transported to local hospitals.
One of the firefighter members had chest pains, but all injuries are non-life threatening.
Joseph W. Pfeifer, FDNY Deputy Commissioner, said some of the civilian injuries were to construction workers.
The horror crane collapse NYC incident took place at a construction site on 41st Street and 10th Avenue, where firefighters responded to a five-alarm fire.
Later, the crane collapsed and stroke a building across the street.
The fire has been put out and FDNY officials used drones to get a closer look at the crane.
The blaze erupted while the crane guy was lifting around 16 tons of concrete.
The operator tried to extinguish it but the fire was too overwhelmed.
Pfeifer added that the crane operator got out of the crane cab safely.
The boom had already been heard when firefighters arrived and more than 200 EMS personnel responded to the crane collapse NYC incident.
Officials believe the fire has weakened the crane’s cable to a point where it loses its strength.
The NYPD said on Twitter that people should avoid the area between 10th and 11th Avenues from West 41st to West 42nd.