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Crane Collapse in Long Island, Seven Injured

By Lucia Rose in Student News

At about 2:20pm EST in Long Island City, NY a construction crane collapsed at 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard. The crane has injured seven workers, three of them serious. Two of the workers have been taken to New York-Presbyterian Cornell hospital, and the remaining five to Elmhurst Medical Center.

The crane, 156-feet, is owned by James Lomma, who in 2008 was acquitted of criminally negiligent homicide charges from a different crane collapse on the Upper East Side. The crane was approved for use by the city Department of Buildings on Jan. 3.

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