Worker killed when AC unit breaks loose from crane

Credit: Marcus Solis, Eyewitness News (Marcus Solis, Eyewitness News)

December 5, 2012 3:45:01 AM PST
Police say a New Jersey construction worker was killed in the Bronx when an industrial-sized air conditioner being hoisted by a crane onto the roof of a hospital broke loose and fell on top of him.

The incident took place just before 11 a.m. outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Grand Concourse and 173rd Street in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

The worker - identified as 38-year-old Tristan Mananghaya, of Jersey City, - was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses say the worker was guiding the crane operator when he was hit by the 40-foot-long AC unit.

The accident is under investigation.

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