A man was crushed and killed by a large safe on Sunday while attempting to move it in Lower Manhattan, sources said.
The unidentified man and two friends were trying to get the safe down a flight of stairs when they lost control, according to police. The safe, which weighs between 600 and 800 pounds, slid down the stairs and pinned the man against the wall of the stairwell.
“It was heavy, too heavy,” said a woman at the building on Sunday evening. “The Man was moving it from fourth floor and it come down on him.” The man was declared dead at the scene. Two of the man’s friends were helping him move the safe when it slid and crushed him, police said.
One of the friends was also injured and taken to Bellevue Medical Center in serious condition.