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January 11, 2013

NYC suspends license after crane collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — The operator of a crane that collapsed at a New York City construction site was trying to lift a load more than twice as heavy as the crane's capacity in a place where it shouldn't have been, officials said Thursday.

The Department of Buildings suspended Paul Geer's crane operator license following a preliminary investigation into the collapse that injured seven construction workers Wednesday afternoon in Queens.

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