Crane collapse in Miami kills 2

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A crane has collapsed at a Miami high-rise under construction, killing two people just 10 days after the Turtle Bay crane collapse killed seven here. Another four people were injured at the site of Paramount Bay at 2125 North Bayshore Drive, a 40-plus-story luxury condo tower on Biscayne Bay. Fire department officials said the crane’s instability had complicated rescue efforts. A house next to the site that was used in the film “There’s Something About Mary” was partially destroyed when a piece of the crane smashed through the roof at about 2 p.m. Bovis Construction, the contractor involved in fatal accidents at the former Deutsche Bank building and Trump Soho, was using the house as a construction office. Florida does not require tower cranes and crane operators to be licensed or regulated, but bills moving through the state Legislature could change matters.

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