Austin Fire Department

Construction crane falls, injures 2 in south Austin

January 10, 2018 - 11:11 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A construction crane fell at a south Austin construction site Wednesday morning, injuring two workers.

Officials responded to 2300 East St. Elmo Road just before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. One adult male, who was reportedly pinned under the crane, was transported to South Austin Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; another worker injured in the accident refused transport by Austin-Travis County EMS.

Austin Fire officials delineated a collapse hazard zone around the area and were preparing to turn the scene back over to the construction company.

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