- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the collapse of a construction crane, which killed a pedestrian (all times local):

3 p.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is implementing a four-point plan to increase safety when large construction cranes are operating.

De Blasio made the announcement Sunday, in the wake of Friday’s fatal crane collapse in Manhattan.

The mayor said there will be new restrictions on crawler cranes during wind conditions. Fines for failure to safeguard equipment will be doubled.

There will be increased enforcement of pedestrian safety alongside crane sites. And neighboring buildings will get more notifications about crane activities.

The crane crashed as it was being lowered during strong winds. Wall Street worker David Wichs (wihks) was killed as he walked on the street.

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12:20 p.m.

A funeral has been held for a man killed by a falling construction crane while he walked down a New York City street.

Wall Street worker David Wichs (wihks) was praised for his good deeds during his funeral Sunday at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Wichs died Friday. He was a mathematics whiz who worked at a computerized-trading firm.

Relatives have said Wichs was born in Prague, moved to the United States as a teenager and graduated from Harvard University.

City officials say it could take weeks to determine why the crane came crashing down while it was being lowered during strong winds.

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This story has been corrected to show that the funeral took place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, not the Upper West Side.

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9:30 a.m.

A construction crane has been removed from the New York City street where it collapsed, killing a pedestrian.

The area in lower Manhattan was still blocked off Sunday morning, but the crumpled steel from the 565-foot-long crane is now gone.

Work crews had sliced it up into dozens of pieces. They used other cranes to load the pieces onto flatbed trucks.

Other workers have been concentrating on crushed water pipes and street repairs.

Wall Street worker David Wichs (wihks) was killed by the crane as he walked on the street Friday. Three other people were hurt by falling debris.

City officials say it might take weeks to determine why the crane crashed as it was being lowered during strong winds.

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