Sixteen victims had been transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening accidents, ATCEMS spokesman Capt. Darren Noak instructed reporters.
He described it as a “crane vs. crane incident that occurred at a construction site.” There was no structural collapse, because the company initially reported, he stated.
Though his company tweeted that rescue groups had been making an attempt to achieve a crane operator, Noak stated there was no rescue operation underway.
One crane operator was nonetheless on scene, he stated.
It’s Noak’s understanding that everybody injured labored on the development website, he stated.
Eight ambulances responded to the scene, and the incident stays below investigation, he stated.
The incident was reported about 10:38 a.m. (11:38 a.m. ET), the ATCEMS tweeted.
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