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New York suspended all construction crane activity in the city Friday after a crane collapse on the Upper East Side killed two construction workers.

Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri announced the suspension, in effect until Monday, and unveiled a $4 million plan to assess high-risk construction activities, including crane operations, and make recommendations to improve safety.

"This year we have seen an increase in accidents and injuries related to high-risk construction activities," LiMandri said. "We must make sure that as construction activity in the city continues to increase, the department's ability to hold the construction industry to higher safety standards keeps pace." Read full article »

CNN's Amy Sahba and Laura Batchelor contributed to the this report.

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