Less than two weeks after the 20-story crane collapse that killed seven in New York City, a collapse in Miami has killed two workers and injured four others. Used at a construction site for a 40-story high-rise conominium, officials were unsure how the crane fell. Continued instability hindered rescue efforts at the rubble site – a home the contractor had been using as an office (and according to the Miami fire spokesman, a home used in the hit movie “There’s Something About Mary”).
Apparently the state of Florida does not currently license or regulate tower cranes and crane operators, but there are legislative bills moving through the House and Senate to implement such regulations. Read the Associated Press Article on the collapse. For more information about the New York City crane collapse, click here.