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A close-up look at the crane collapse in Long Island City on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Official: LIC Crane Collapse Possibly Triggered By Overweight Load

The crane that collapsed across a building in Long Island City, Queens on Wednesday afternoon was attempting to lift more than twice as much weight as was approved, according to a preliminary investigation from the city’s Buildings Department.


This crane collapsed in Long Island City on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

7 Injured In Crane Collapse At Construction Site In Long Island City

The neck of the 380-foot mobile crane crashed through the top of the wooden first floor of the site, officials said.