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This Just In: Accident at Trump Tower, One Dead



According to Curbed, part of the Trump Tower SoHo (a NYC hotel condominium building under construction) just collapsed after a concrete hopper failed at the highest level of construction. "A concrete formwork appears to have failed on the highest story being constructed. Wet concrete fell at least 40 stories down to Spring Street," says an eyewitness. 1010 WINS reports that one worker was killed in this accident, and Gothamist reports that another is injured. One eyewitness wrote:

I watch that crane all day long and happened to be looking right at it when the accident happened. It was carrying a hopper full of wet cement up to the top floor to presumably be poured into plywood molds for the columns or floor up there. As the hopper just barely passed the top corner of the building, it was brought over the top of the building and it simply opened up and dumped all of its contents on that corner. The wet cement rained down, collapsing the top two floors on the corner and a lot of debris went into the safety net.

Emergency personnel have arrived on the scene. Curbed and Gothamist continue to update the latest news.
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