A massive construction crane keeled over and collapsed into a building site in Bayside around noontime last Thursday across from the Tequila Sunrise restaurant, causing temporary traffic delays but no injuries.
The orange behemoth appeared to have fallen over into a ditch directly in front of the skeleton of a building still under development on 34-38 Bell Blvd., near the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 34th Avenue.
Crane collapses in Bayside
The building under construction is currently two stories and is planned for five stories. DOB engineers have determined it is not in danger of collapse, according to the department's e-mail.
[DOB said] "preliminary reports indicate the equipment was too heavy for the area where it was being used."
A stop-work order has been issued and will not be rescinded until the owner's architect submits a structural stability report to the DOB, the department said. The owner has also been issued a violation for failing to safeguard public property.
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Photo from Queens Courier