Workers Rescued After Crane Collapses

Published: June 9, 2008 | 7129th good news item since 2003

Fire crews worked to rescue two men trapped inside a crane that collapsed in Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon.

The crane collapsed at a shipyard in Sparrows Point around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday after severe storms passed through the area, according to Sky Team 11 Capt. Roy Taylor.

Taylor reported that two men were trapped inside the twisting metal, but both were able to make contact with fire crews to let them know they were OK.

At about 4:45 p.m., fire crews used a ladder truck to reach one of the men, who was able to make his way down a fire ladder by himself. He walked away from the wreck on his own and refused treatment, video from Sky Team 11 showed.

Crews rescued the other man by 5 p.m. He also refused treatment, Taylor reported.

Sparrows Point is the site of a steel mill owned by Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal.

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