Friday, May 30, 2008

New York Crane Collapse Kills 2

At least two people are dead following a construction crane collapse early Friday in New York.

The accident, which also critically injured one, took place on Manhattan's Upper East Side as the crane crashed into a high-rise apartment building, then hit at least a dozen stories and crashed to the ground.

Firefighters and rescue workers continue to look for more victims as the morning goes along.

The site of the accident is the future Azure condominiums. According to authorities, the crane had just passed an inspection less than two weeks ago.

Back in March, seven people were killed in the city when a crane hit a four-story townhome. That accident also did damage to several other buildings in the area.

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