New York Fire Department members attend an emergency response after the cable of the crane snapped on a building in New York, N.Y., May 31, 2015.
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AC unit falls from crane in Midtown Manhattan

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An air conditioning unit being hoisted by a crane fell onto a building in Midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning after the cable it was attached to snapped, authorities said.

According to police, the air conditioning unit sheared the side of the 30-story building on Madison Avenue between East 38th and East 39th Street before landing on a lower level of the building.

Seven people suffered minor injuries from falling debris, officials said

“It was like a train car fell off the side of the building,” said Meredith Kelly, a tourist from Atlanta who was walking nearby when the crane went into the building. “We heard a loud noise and then we saw it dislodge from the side of the building.”

New York City officials and fire officials walk in front of a crane collapse on Madison Avenue between 38th and 39th street in New York, N.Y., on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA)
New York City officials and fire officials walk in front of a crane collapse on Madison Avenue between 38th and 39th street in New York, N.Y., on May 31, 2015. An air conditioning unit was being hoisted into the building when the cable attached snapped, injuring 10 people, authorities said.
Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

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AC unit falls from crane in Midtown Manhattan

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