Crane collapse in Manhattan kills four
Many residents of the neighborhood around the site of the collapse — 51st Street between Second and First Avenues—said they had been worried for months about the possibility of a collapse.
A crane towering over a high-rise construction site on the East Side of Manhattan collapsed Saturday afternoon across a city block. According to the New York Times ,
At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured, and damage was expected to run into the millions of dollars in what the authorities called one of the city’s worst accidents.
Many residents of the neighborhood around the site of the collapse — 51st Street between Second and First Avenues—said they had been worried for months about the possibility of a collapse, calling the crane, looming higher each week, a menace, particularly because so many residential buildings were being put up in the area with remarkable speed: several floors a week at times.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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