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Friday, August 3, 2012

Construction Crane Takes a Tumble in the Tenderloin

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM

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Update(1:53 p.m.): The intersection where the crane toppled will be closed "indefinitely," Police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Police will make a report about the incident and will share this report with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections, who, with Cal/OSHA, will look into an investigation.

Original story(1:04 p.m.): This morning, a construction crane toppled over in San Francisco's Tenderloin, slamming on a pickup truck and taking scaffolding and a street light down with it, according to KTVU.

The crane was being used to renovate the Arlington Hotel near Leavenworth and Ellis.

Thankfully, no one was injured in this accident.

"It's nothing short of a miracle that nobody was seriously injured at all," SFPD Captain Joe Garrity told media outlets.

The police have closed the intersection for investigation. Traffic may ensue. Consider yourself warned.

We put in a call to get the details from the police, and will update you when we find out more.

Due to San Francisco's recent construction boom, the city is supervising similar projects to prevent these types of accidents.

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