A construction accident involving a boom truck at a New York City construction site on Tuesday afternoon left at least five people injured, according to the Fire Department (FDNY).
FDNY rescue crews responded to 3880 9th Ave. just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to initial reports of a “crane collapse.”
FDNY crews determined it was not a crane collapse but a smaller boom truck.
Four people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries and another with non-life-threatening injuries, FDNY said.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.
Earlier Tuesday, the FDNY and the city’s Department of Buildings issued a weather advisory amid a major storm that was expected to bring flooding rainfall and damaging winds.