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Two construction workers killed after crane collapses in Queens

The crane collapsed at 81-10 134th St. in Briarwood. (Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:00 PM

A crane collapsed at a Queens construction site Tuesday and killed two construction workers, officials said.

The workers were on a jobsite at 81-10 134th St. in Briarwood when the crane collapsed at 12:11 p.m.

Initial reports indicated a beam might have fallen on the crane — causing it to collapse on the victims, according to the FDNY.

No information about their identities was immediately available, an FDNY spokesman said.

Witnesses reported that a falling beam struck either the building or the crane directly, the spokesman said.

The FDNY said it appeared the victims were both workers at the construction site. 

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.

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