News Crane accident leaves one dead in Midtown Manhattan The scene of a crane accident on East 44th Street near Second Avenue on Friday, April 24, 2015. Photo Credit: Andrew J. Hawkins By AMNY.COM April 24, 2015 12:40 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Authorities say a crane accident at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan left one person dead. The Fire Department of New York said the crane appeared to have malfunctioned, but there were no further details immediately available and it was unclear how the person was killed. Friday's accident happened on East 44th Street and Second Avenue where a hotel is under construction. By AMNY.COM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.