Construction Worker Killed After Freak Crane Accident in Midtown

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A construction worker died Friday after a mechanical problem caused a boom crane to collapse on him. The crane, attached to a flatbed truck, was lifting materials up to the second or third floor of the building being worked on near East 44th Street and Second Avenue. An hour after the accident, the man’s body was still on the scene, covered in a white sheetas police began investigating. The street in front of the accident is currently closed.