Crane Accidents

52,000-Pound Crane Tips, No One Hurt

03/5/09

Tavernier, Florida

A 52,000-pound crane tipped Wednesday afternoon in Marathon as it was trying to lift a derelict boat out of the water at the end of 15th Street oceanside.

52,000-pound Crane Tips, No One Hurt

The crane was operated by AC/DC Electric Inc. A staffer there says the ground at the seawall gave way when the crane went over a cesspit.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

The crane tipped at 1 p.m. By late afternoon, workers were still trying to figure out how to right it.

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