A deadly tower crane accident happened in a construction site in New York City on 30 May 2008. The top part of the tower crane (including the boom and the operator cabin) fell down the street, killing the operator and another worker. The collapsed tower crane actually hit a residential apartment nearby. It was really fortunate that no resident and pedestrian was injured. The cause for the collapse has yet to be determined.
Another fatal crane accident had occurred two and a half months ago on 15 March in the nearby Manhattan area, killing 7 people.