March 15, 2008 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

16 years ago on March 15th, 2008

A crane collapse kills seven at 303 East 51st Street

The crane was being lifted higher on the building when its attachment point broke loose, causing the crane to topple. Investigators suspected a $50 nylon strap may have begun the deadly chain of events.


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🌎 World History 🌏

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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 77°F in 1990
Record Low: 14°F in 1993

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