Four Die in Latest Crane Disaster
A 30-story mobile crane, one of the country’s largest, collapsed yesterday in Houston, killing four workers and injuring seven others, according to an AP report.
The deadly collapse is the latest in a recent series of fatal crane accidents that have claimed more than a dozen lives in New York City, Las Vegas and Miami.
Friday’s collapse took place at the LyondellBasell refinery in southeast Houston. Workers ran to a lunch tent designated as an evacuation site when a siren went off. Tragically, the falling crane landed on top of the tent, according to the AP.