One person died and two others were injured, one of them seriously, after a crane collapsed on Thursday, April 4. construction on a drawbridge in the city of Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami in Florida, United States.

The incident occurred when a crane located on top of a high-rise building under construction in downtown Fort Lauderdale departs. It collapsed onto a drawbridge, killing one worker. that was in the construction. In addition, it hit two vehicles that were passing through the site.

“A large section of the crane fell from an elevated position. FLFR (Fort Lauderdale Fire) units are on scene going floor by floor of the building and securing the area around the collapse. One person is deceased and two more transported to Broward Health hospital“said the firefighters of the southern Florida city.

Images from local media, such as Sun Sentinel, showed a heavy section of the crane on a cart, partially crushedand another with serious damage and remains of the bodywork scattered over the bridge.

The fall of part of the crane caused a hole in the drawbridgewhich “is closed to automobile and boat traffic until officials can determine if it is structurally safe,” said Fire Chief Stephen Gollan.

The incident did not affect any other adjacent buildings and “they are completely safe”Gollan added.

Any accident like this is tragic, any loss of life is tragic… We are lucky that there were no more injuries or deaths,” said Bill Schultz, Police Chief of Fort Lauderdale, in southeastern Florida.


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