Daily News Roundup – April 7, 2018

Crane Falls Over in Tampa, Florida Narrowly Missing Workers on Ground

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — On a construction site near the St. Petersburg Police department, a collapsing crane put workers in a panic, running for their lives as it came crashing to the ground. No one was injured and the construction site did not suffer any major damage.

Captured by surveillance cameras, the police video shows the dramatic moments as the crane begins to tip, then comes crashing down over the middle of the job site. Several workers can be seen fleeing for their lives, where two workers were narrowly missed by the massive crane arm.

The crane was carrying a scissor lift that would have weighed about 1,000 pounds, but should not have been heavy enough to send the crane to the ground. Experts are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.