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Crane carrying 16 tons of concrete catches fire, collapses

A crane carrying 16 tons of concrete caught fire and began to partially collapse in NYC and it was caught on video. ABC 7 NY had the scoop and reported the following:

A large crane on a high-rise building caught fire and partially collapsed in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, causing debris to plummet to the ground.

Authorities say two firefighters and at least four civilians suffered minor injuries when the fire broke out around 7:30 a.m.

The crane is on a building under construction, located on 10th Avenue and West 41st Street. Officials say the building is about 45 stories high.

Photos and videos posted on social media showed flames bursting from the engine compartment of the crane hundreds of feet above street level.


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