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Crane Collapses Near Manhattan's Penn Station, Operator Injured

34th Street at 7th Avenue remained closed indefinitely after Monday night's mishap.
34th Street at 7th Avenue remained closed indefinitely after Monday night's mishap. Photo Credit: COURTESY: D@PieceOfCake (Twitter)

A construction crane collapsed Monday night near Manhattan’s Penn Station, slightly injuring the operator’s foot, authorities said. There were no other injuries, they said.

The more-than-20-foot "knuckleboom” crane was loading I-beams to build a sidewalk shed outside a Kmart near the entrance for the subway and Long Island Railroad when a hydraulic system failed while lifting high beams at 10:20 p.m., city officials said.

Fleetwood Mac was closing a show at nearby Madison Square Garden when the mishap occurred.

The crash spilled fluid into the street, requiring a Hazmat response, authorities said.

34th Street and 7th Avenue remained closed until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Train service wasn’t affected, authorities said.

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