Crane Accidents

Lightning Strikes Crane

08/22/00

Houston, Texas

The new stadium for the new football team is just going up.  It is right next door to the Astro Dome. There are 3 Liebherr tower cranes on the sight and four crawlers. During a very bad thunder storm this morning the tallest of the three tower cranes got hit by a bolt of lightning. The operator kicked the front glass open and from the cab came bellowing smoke. That is all we have at this time. Hopefully, we’ll have more later.

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