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NYC crane collapse causes injuries

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:37:05 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 04:24:59 PM CST
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NEW YORK -

A construction crane collapsed in Queens on Wednesday, the New York Fire Department told The Associated Press.

Four people suffered minor injuries and three people suffered serious injuries, New York police told CNN.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m., the AP said.

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