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One worker killed in New York crane collapse

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Fireman remove an injured man from the site of a crane collapse where construction is going on for the 7 line subway extension Tuesday, April 3, in New York. Fire officials say a crane collapse at a Manhattan construction site has injured two people.

Frank Franklin II / AP

Emergency personel remove an injured man from the site of a crane collapse where construction is going on for the 7 line subway extension on April 3, in New York. Fire officials say a crane collapse at a Manhattan construction site has injured two people.

 From AP:

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities on Wednesday were focusing on what caused a construction boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan work site, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another.

The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simmermeyer, 30, of Burlington, N.J. He was pronounced dead following Tuesday's accident at the No. 7 subway line extension construction site. One other person was hospitalized in serious condition and three people were treated for minor injuries.

The crane was set up on the second of three levels on the construction site on Manhattan's West Side, city officials said. The FDNY said the boom came apart in two pieces - one 80 feet long and the other 40 feet long. Click here to read the latest on the crane collapse.