22 Injured in Crane Accident in Austin, Texas

September 17, 2020

A “crane collision” on Sept. 16 injured nearly two dozen people in a rapidly growing neighborhood in Austin, Texas, authorities said.

Austin-Travis County EMS reported there were at least 22 injuries. Sixteen people were transported to the hospital, ATCEMS said on a Twitter post. At least eight ambulances responded to the scene. No deaths were reported.

Authorities described it as a “crane collision” and a “structural collapse,” but they did not immediately provide more details.

The accident occurred in the Mueller neighborhood in East Austin, which was developed on the site of the city’s former airport.

The ABC affiliate station in Austin, KVUE, reported that the operator of the construction site was Cadence McShane Construction.

Topics Texas

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