Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Fatal tower crane incident in Dallas

Fatal tower crane incident in Dallas

Dallas Fire-Rescue crews scouring the east side of the building found a woman inside one of the apartments and she was later pronounced dead, said spokesman Jason Evans.

Isaiah Allen, a resident of the damaged apartments, holds onto Princess as he watches officials respond to a scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments in Dallas, Texas.

The crane resting on the damaged building in Dallas.

Multiple videos of the crane collapse show the crane rocking back and forth before eventually falling.

Evans initially said two people were taken to a hospital but later said the total number of people injured and hospitalized is unknown, according to the Morning News.

Evans said the crane was located next door to the building that was crushed, but he wasn't sure if the equipment was being used Sunday.

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Most of the crane collapses that have been dealt with, Evans said, involve the crane collapsing onto itself or onto a building that's vacant or under construction.

Abbey Kearney told CNN that she lives in the apartment complex.

"It was like a sunny, attractive day and people were at the pool", she said.

Evans said "every single level of the parking garage in part has collapsed" and that multiple vehicles were damaged. I don't even know how to describe it. She said residents were sent to the Latino Cultural Center across the street from the complex, where officials have a list of everyone who lives in the apartment complex to account for everyone.

Crews were called to the site of the collapse just before 2 p.m., after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Dallas/Fort Worth area and warned of winds up to 70 miles per hour (113 kph).

It comes after severe storms had ripped through north Texas, particularly the city of Dallas.

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