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Crane drops 11-ton AC unit onto Madison Ave., injuring 10

Ten people were injured near a New York City construction project Sunday morning when an air conditioning unit about the size of a small bus broke free as it was being hoisted by a crane, falling 28 stories and smashing into the street below. New York City authorities said none of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening. The incident happened at a high-rise building at 261 Madison Ave just before 10:45 a.m. Sunday – a time when the streets are relatively uncrowded. “Thank God this incident occurred at an hour of the day on a weekend when there were ... Read More