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Crane Accident: NYC Officials Say One Dead And Four Injured At No. 7 Train Construction Site (PHOTOS)

By DEEPTI HAJELA 04/ 3/12 11:47 PM ET AP

Crane Accident

NEW YORK — New York City officials say the boom of a crane at a subway construction site came off and crashed to the ground, killing one person and injuring four others.

Authorities say a man was pronounced dead after the accident Tuesday at the Manhattan construction site. Another person was hospitalized and three others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A Fire Department spokesman says an 80-foot section and a 40-foot section from the crane fell Tuesday evening at the construction site for the No. 7 line subway line extension. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

After the accident, a construction laborer collapsed into the arms of another.

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