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Construction Crane Topples Over In Midtown; Officials Probe Cause

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities are investigating what led to a close call in Midtown on Monday morning.

A construction crane, which was on a flatbed truck, toppled over along with the truck.

The incident happened at 438 W. 38th Street at Dyer Avenue, near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel around 8:45 a.m.

Investigators said the arm of the crane slammed into another flatbed truck and then tipped over 38th Street.

tipped over crane midtown Construction Crane Topples Over In Midtown; Officials Probe Cause

Another view of the toppled crane in Midtown. (credit: Stan Brook, 1010 WINS)

One report indicated that the crane was lifting air-conditioning units, which may have caused it to collapse.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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