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NYC Crane Collapse Death Toll Up to 7

NEW YORK -- The last of seven bodies was pulled from the rubble Monday at a crane collapse that obliterated a townhouse and severely damaged other buildings.

Six construction workers and a woman in town for St. Patrick's Day were killed Saturday when the crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction and toppled onto buildings up to a block away. The last three bodies were found Monday.

A preliminary city investigation found that the crane toppled after a steel collar used to tie it to the side of the building fell as workers attempted to install it.

When the equipment fell, it damaged a lower steel collar that was a major anchor securing the tower crane.

Twenty-four people were injured, including 11 first responders.

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