Fla. crane collapse narrowly misses workers

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Updated May 6, 2018
The jobsite of the new headquarters for the St. Petersburg Police Department before the crane collapse. Photo: St. Petersburg Police DepartmentThe jobsite of the new headquarters for the St. Petersburg Police Department before the crane collapse. Photo: St. Petersburg Police Department

A crane fell at about 8:30 a.m. April 5 at the construction site for a new headquarters for the St. Petersburg Police Department barely missing several workers on the scene.

In a video released by the Police Department workers can be seen running as the crane falls.

Crane Falls

Crane Falls at New Police Headquarters Construction SiteToday, shortly before 8:30 a.m. a crane fell at the construction site of the new police headquarters. Several workers were present at the time, but it was fortunate that no one was injured. The fire department confirmed the falling crane left no hazardous conditions and there was minimal damage at the site.

Posted by St. Petersburg Police Department on Thursday, April 5, 2018

“Several workers were present at the time, but it was fortunate that no one was injured,” the department reported on its Facebook page. “The fire department confirmed the falling crane left no hazardous conditions and there was minimal damage at the site.”

The load of the crane can be see crashing down and then the crane arm landing beside the building under construction.

The crane dropped a 1,000-pound scissor lift, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.