A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
The Fire Department of New York confirmed the fatality and is on the scene responding to the accident.
The collapse happened along Broadway early on Friday morning in the Tribeca neighbourhood.
The downed crane, which filled the street, fell on to numerous parked cars.
An unnamed city official told the New York Times that as many 15 people may have been hurt in the accident.
Emergency responders are on the scene and Mayor Bill de Blasio is on his way.
The weather in New York City this morning was windy with snow flurries.
It is not yet known exactly why the crane collapsed, but photos show that the base of the crane flipped over.
Subway trains are bypassing the area due to the collapsed crane.