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Two injured in NYC crane collapse

By Rob Frehse, CNN
updated 9:42 PM EDT, Tue April 3, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two pieces of the crane broke loose and fell, the fire department says
  • Several streets near the site remain closed as the investigation continues

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two people were injured, one critically, after a crane collapsed at a construction site in New York City Tuesday evening, according to a spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York.

The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. at a construction site off 11th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets.

Two pieces of the crane broke loose and fell on the site, one 80-foot piece and one 40-foot piece, according to the FDNY.

Several streets surrounding the accident remain closed as emergency officials continue to investigate.

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