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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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desertbanshee desertbanshee 9 years
Oh dear. So, the hopper should not have opened at that spot?
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
omg! aren't they required to wear something like a cable to prevent falls? those jobs always seem dangerous to me. very sad.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
that's sad!
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I'm still in my office on Spring because of this. Waiting for more news. One worked fell 42 stories to his death, two others were hospitalized.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Oh my gosh...
TuTuLaRoo TuTuLaRoo 9 years
:(
KatieDearest KatieDearest 9 years
lot of Yes. People are freaking. I'm glad I read this hear b/c a lot of rumors are running around here.. I work on Hudson and Charlton- 1 block away!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
That's horrible!! I jusst hope the numbers of injuries remains low! I hate Donald Trump but you never want to see anything harm another person!!!!
sandy82 sandy82 9 years
omg that's terrible. these construction accidents just keep happening..
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Awful...
wren1 wren1 9 years
Yikes! :(
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