NEW YORK - Wednesday morning'srecalls previous, similar incidents in New York City.
The crane went up in flames shortly before 7:30 a.m. at a 50-story building that was under construction on 10th Avenue between West 41st and 42nd streets.
Video shows the terrifying moment the crane arm fell, crashing into the neighboring building before slamming into the street.
Twelve people were injured, including three firefighters.
The FDNY said the fire started in the engine compartment. The crane operator tried to put it out with hand extinguishers, but it became too overwhelming, and he had to exit the crane.
The incident brings back memories for New Yorkers of previous major crane collapses.
In 2016,. The moment that happened was also caught on video.
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy. That crane was in the process of helping construct One57.
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