Funeral held for man killed in NYC crane collapse

Photos: Deadly crane collapse in Manhattan » (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 was praised for his good deeds during his funeral Sunday at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West 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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