Crane Accidents

Crane Turned Over in Downtown San Antonio

03/20/01

San Antonio, Texas

A construction crane turned over onto a building in the 600 block of North Flores around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

One person reported an ankle sprain trying to clear out of the way of the accident, no one else was injured.

Crews were lifting a 19,000 pound washing machine into the Sunshine Laundry building when the crane toppled.

“I think it was just a glancing blow,” said Ken Harrison, owner of the Sunshine Laundry. “Thank God. It was an unfortunate accident, but he protected everybody.”

A building inspector is on the scene assessing the damage to the building.

Crews plan to use a second crane to lift the first back onto its wheels.

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