v.— «The bodies of four construction workers—a crane operator and three riggers who were helping to “jump” the crane, or increase its height—were uncovered shortly after the collapse.…The disaster occurred at 2:22 p.m. on Saturday, a day workers on the high-rise condominium under construction at 303 East 51st Street had spent adding two or more 13-foot sections to increase the crane’s height, a process known as “jumping” or “climbing” the crane.» —“Fifth Body Recovered at Crane Site” by Anahad O’connor, William Neuman New York Times Mar. 17, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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