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Friday, May 30, 2008

2 Die From Crane Collapse In New York

It is all over the TV right now and the images are horrendous.

Two people have died as a crane collapsed on the Upper East Side this morning, according to Fox.

Other people have been pulled from the debris and rescue crews continue to look for other possible victims.

Fox 5 Assignment Editor Jonathan Cohen was a block away and heard a large rumbling sound as the crane went down.

He says the crane collapsed onto an existing building across the street and took down at least a half dozen terraces on the inhabited building.

Police say the first calls to 911 came in at about 8 a.m.

On my way to the airport now so I will not be able to update this for a few hours but Malkin has some interesting statistics about these crane accidents and the New York Post has updates as news comes in with more photos of the scene.

Keep refreshing the Post's page for updates today.