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USA: 2 MORTI PER CROLLO GRU, DECINE PERSONE INTRAPPOLATE
New York, 30 mag. (Adnkronos)- E' salito ad almeno due morti il bilancio delle vittime del crollo di una gru oggi a New York, mentre i pompieri sono impegnati nel tentativo di salvare le decine di persone rimaste intrappolate nell'edificio colpito dal macchinario. L'incidente e' avvenuto nella 91esima strada est dell'Upper East side di Manhattan. La gru si e' schiantata sul tetto di un palazzo ad appartamenti alto 20 piani ed e' poi precipitata lungo la facciata nord trascinando con se' i balconi. L'operatore che si trovava all'interno della cabina e' morto sul colpo. La gru era impegnata in un cantiere di fronte all'edificio colpito, aperto per la costruzione di un palazzo di 34 piani, 12 dei quali erano gia' stati completati. L'incidente ha destato forte emozione a New York dove lo scorso 15 marzo era crollata un'altra gru uccidendo 7 persone. In quell'occasione era stata avviata una revisione delle procedure di sicurezza. Il comune aveva tuttavia deciso questa settimana di non rendere piu' obbligatoria la presenza fissa di un ispettore nei cantieri dove vengono messe in funzione le gru piu' alte, preferendo controlli a campione. Quanto e' successo e' inaccettabile e intollerabile", ha detto alla radio il sindaco di New York Michale Bloomberg, promettendo di chiarire le cause dell'incidente.

(Cif/Ct/Adnkronos)

http://www.la7.it/news/dettaglio_video.asp?id_video=13375&cat=esteri


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ha ceduto per capirci dove si aggancia la torre verticale col braccio di rotazione... sono morti solo i 2 gruisti che stavano nella cabina
 

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Dal sito web della CNN:
Crane collapse kills 1, badly injures 2 in New York


NEW YORK (CNN) -- At least one person was killed Friday and two others were critically injured when a construction crane collapsed in Upper Manhattan during the morning rush hour, city officials said.

Witnesses said the cab and the arm of the crane crashed more than 20 stories to the ground, smashing the penthouse on a building across the street and gouging chunks out of balconies all the way to the ground.

"It sounded like a large metal structure slowly falling on itself, sounded like a prolonged car accident," said iReport contributor Daniel Miranda, who lives a block away. "Construction workers were peering over the edge. Some of them were crying out in grief."

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the dead and critically injured were all construction workers.

A pedestrian had minor injuries, Bloomberg said at a news conference, adding that nearby buildings with about 160 apartments were evacuated "strictly as a precaution." Watch how latest crane collapse raises questions »

The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. ET. Bridget Barrett, who lives two buildings away, said she was just leaving for work.

"We heard a loud crash as I was walking down my stairwell. I went to the front door of the building, and it was all white smoke everywhere," she said.

"The crane had fallen in the middle of the street and was on fire. There was water spewing out of the apartment building all over the place. And I dialed 911." See photos from the scene of the collapse »

The collapse left a pile of wreckage at the foot of The Azure, an apartment building under construction at the northwest corner of East 91st Street and First Avenue, a mainly residential area on the city's Upper East Side.

The falling crane also damaged The Electra, a 20-plus-story building on the southwest corner.

Michael Schuman, another iReporter, said he heard a loud crash, grabbed his camera and went to the scene, about five buildings away. "I got there before the emergency vehicles. It looked like the crane had broken into three or four large pieces. I saw water pouring out of one of the apartments," Schuman said.

Florence Diamond, a bus driver who was approaching the corner when the accident happened, said the crane's operator appeared to have been in the cab when the rig fell.

"I just saw all the crane come down in the middle of the street. It was like something out of a movie," Diamond said. "I couldn't believe the crane had fell, and I also saw the guy that was operating the crane go down with it. It was just one guy."

In March, another construction crane collapse in Manhattan left seven people dead.

Bloomberg said the two cranes were different types.

"Two crane collapses in a short period of time look like a pattern, but there's no reason to think that there's any real connection," he said.

On a radio program earlier Friday, Bloomberg vowed an investigation would be conducted and changes would be made if necessary.

"I don't need any developer or union leader or anybody else telling me about the consequences of slowing things down," he said. "Nobody wants this economy to grow more than me. But we're not going to kill people."

Appearing at news briefing with Bloomberg, New York Gov. David Paterson said that "we're going to have to take a look at all these crane accidents."

"There's no need to speculate now on how this happened. That will all be investigated," he said. "But certainly these types of accidents are all too frequent."

Barrett said she had worried about construction sites since the March crane disaster. "It's just kind of baffling that this happened again," she said.

"I've seen that crane for the past couple months, and of course I thought about, 'What if it fell on my building or buildings around me?' I just kind of dismissed it because [I thought] there's no way that could happen after it had already happened once," she said.

A construction worker at the site identifying himself only as "Anthony" said he didn't know what happened Friday, but he called it "a scary thing."
"Everything goes through your head when you start seeing things like that happen," the worker said. "You think about your family, your wife, your kids. Just, thank God, you know, whoever is alive is alive."




Le foto: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/05/30/crane.collapse/index.html?eref=rss_topstories#cnnSTCPhoto

Video: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/05/30/crane.collapse/index.html?iref=topnews#cnnSTCVideo
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Certo che NY è proprio un'altro pianeta, li costruiscono palazzi di 34 piani di cui non frega niente a nessuno e qui taroccano un render portando un edificio a 30 piani per terrorizzare la gente...:eek:hno:
 

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Certo che NY è proprio un'altro pianeta, li costruiscono palazzi di 34 piani di cui non frega niente a nessuno e qui taroccano un render portando un edificio a 30 piani per terrorizzare la gente...:eek:hno:
costruiscono anche un condominio cosi alto 180 metri

 
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