Tower Crane, Crawler Crane Collide [VIDEO]

September 21, 2020
Screenshot from KVUE.

A tower crane and crawler crane became entangled in Austin, Texas, sending 16 people to the hospital. According to local news reports, the injured were not hurt in the collision or by falling debris, but rather as they tried to escape the area.

News reports and images from the scene describe the two cranes as being entangled by their cables, but it is not clear which crane hit the other. It took hours to disentangle the two cranes, with the tower crane operator staying inside the cab to ensure the crane stayed stable in the event of winds.

Video from KVUE television shows the two cranes separated and describes the incident.