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      Ohio workers injured when crane collapses

      COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say three workers were hurt when a crane toppled over at a construction site near the Ohio Statehouse.

      Columbus fire department Battalion Chief David Whiting says the injuries were not life-threatening. He says one man was trapped briefly and suffered a broken leg, while the other two were taken to hospitals with fractures.

      Whiting says the roughly 100-foot-tall crane fell onto its side before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday while it was being used to pour concrete at the former site of the Columbus City Center mall, two blocks south of the Statehouse.

      Federal workplace safety regulators were called to the scene to investigate the accident.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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