Crane collapse at hospital construction site

Crane collapse at hospital construction site

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A construction crane and the truck it was attached to toppled onto its side at the site where an annex to Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, Long Island is being built.

The crane collapsed Wednesday afternoon at Mineola Blvd. and 2nd St.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 12: 40 p.m.

The operator of the crane was able to jump out of the cab before the crane tipped over, police said. He suffered minor injuries to his legs and was taken to a hospital.

Mineola Ave. was closed between Harrison Ave. and 2nd St.

It is not clear what caused the crane to topple.

Police are investigating.

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