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Crane Collapses at LIC East Coast Building, Injuring Four

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[Via Instagram/matthewknell.]

A construction crane has collapsed at a site in Long Island City, NBC is reporting. Up to four people have been injured. Judging by the images on Instagram and Twitter, the building in question is part of TF Cornerstone's East Coast project. Anyone near the scene know more? Please let us know.

A couple more photos >>

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[Photo via Twitter/@ChristinaCNN.]

And via a Curbed operative, a close-up of the crane taken from the lobby of a nearby building:

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UPDATE, 4:51 PM: The Journal is reporting that nine workers were injured. Another tipster in the area passes along this photo:

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· Crane Collapses Behind Pepsi Sign in Queens [NBC]
· East Cost coverage [Curbed]

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