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New York Construction Crane Accident Leaves One Dead and Four Injured

Posted on Apr 05, 2012
One construction worker was killed and four other people were injured when the boom of a crane crashed down on a construction site for the No. 7 subway line extension on the West Side of Manhattan earlier this week. Michael Simmermeyer, 30, died from his injuries when the 170-foot crane collapsed on him.

According to officials, the crane was due for inspection the following day after the accident. An inspection on January 10 of this year could not be completed because the rig was in use.

The MTA said work has been suspended on the site, located at 34th street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The head of MTA's capital construction has also ordered the inspection of all cranes at MTA work sites. 

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