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May 25, 2023

Atlanta crane collapse displaces residents of 1,000 apartments

ATLANTA (AP) — Residents of about 1,000 apartments in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood could not return to their homes Tuesday, a day after a crane partially collapsed at a nearby construction site.

One of the crane's counterweights became dislodged and fell, causing damage to the crane Monday afternoon, Atlanta fire chief Rod Smith said during a news conference Tuesday. Police have said four people were injured. Fire and rescue crews are at the site to help secure and disassemble the crane.

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