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MAN DIES AS CRANE TOPPLES

Just after 10 am Thursday morning a crane lifting a 58,000 pound wall into place t the Garden Ridge Pottery site toppled over. The operator who was at the base of the boom  remains trapped under it.

At this time Conroe Fire Department is unable to move it and are waiting on a larger crane to be brought in. Once that crane is brought in,planks needs to be set up for it to operate on and then the crane must be assembled.

In addition on the rear of the toppled crane there is a counter weight which slides into a holder. This counter weight is not pinned or bolted as when the crane is upright it is held by gravity. That plate has not released and could fall loose at any time.

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