12/19/08 111 W, 1 I - + 13 - 10 Today's Crane Collapse

The News & Observer has the story of today's crane collapse at 8617 Six Forks Road. The accident occurred about 10:00 a.m. at the construction site of a 6-story office building. No injuries occured when the mobile crane collapsed. A full USAR assignment was dispatched on the fire side, an a first alarm was dispatched for EMS. Those units were EMS 124, EMS 5, EMS 31, District 1, District 3, and EMS 200. With no injuries, nearly all units were returned to service. Last year, a construction crane collapsed around the corner on Strickland Road east of Lead Mine. That occurred on August 9, 2007, with no injuries, and no emergency response.

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