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Friday, May 30, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Construction Crane Collapses in New York City, at Least Two Dead


NEW YORK — DEVELOPING STORY:
A construction crane has collapsed on New York's Upper East Side, killing at least two people, FOXNY reported.
The crane smashed into a high-rise apartment building before crashing more than a dozen stories onto the street below.
The Fire Department said it has pulled people out of the wreckage at East 91st Street and First Avenue. The conditions of all the victims weren't immediately known, but officials confirmed to FOXNY that at least two were dead and one was critically injured.
The top floor of a nearby high-rise apartment building had been damaged. Firefighters and rescue workers were continuing to search through the wreckage.
The accident happened 2 1/2 months after a crane collapsed, killing seven people about two miles south.
In that March 15 accident, contractors building a 46-story condominium near the United Nations were trying to lengthen the crane when a steel support broke. The crane demolished a four-story town house and damaged several other buildings. A city inspector resigned after his arrest on charges of falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing.

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