New York Crane

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.

01/10/2013