Two men working on a lift approximately sixty feet up on the outside of a building under construction at 11 West 118th Street in Manhattan had to be rescued by FDNY members after the base of the lift tilted over, causing the boom arm and the cage they were in to crash into the side of the building at 17 West 118th Street at about 9:16AM.
One firefighter was lowered to the cage from the roof of 17 West 118th Street while his colleagues on the ground moved a ladder into position. One of the workers could be seen lying on his back at one end of the steeply tilted cage, his legs dangling freely off the edge. This same worker was later heard crying out in pain as he favored his right hand.
Both men, whom were most likely saved from a worse fate by their harnesses, were safely removed and taken to Harlem Hospital with non life threatening injuries. An Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 11:05am – Updated 5:55pm
35yr old Angel Campana, who was a passenger in a black Mercedes Benz sedan, died at Harlem Hospital after the 33yr old female driver of the car slammed into the back of a double parked delivery truck northbound on Frederick Douglas Boulevard at West 129th Street in Manhattan.
The driver of the Mercedes then careened across the street and crashed into a tree. The driver was also taken to Harlem Hospital and placed under arrest on charges of Driving While Intoxicated.