No one hurt in Vail crane collapse |

No one hurt in Vail crane collapse

Vail Daily Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado
Vail DailyNo one was hurt when a construction crane toppled at the Vail Spa Condominiums on Wednesday.

VAIL, Colo. Emergency crews are working to remove a construction crane that fell across the South Frontage Road Wednesday afternoon as part of a construction project at the Vail Spa Condominiums.There have been no injuries or property damage. The accident was reported at 12:25 p.m. Vail Deputy Fire Chief Mike McGee said the crane operator was hoisting materials off the ground and onto the roof when the crane became unstable and tipped. It is a 40-ton capacity mobile crane owned by HI Cranes, Inc. of Eagle.The operator was assisting with an exterior decking project at the property when the accident occurred. Vail Spa is managed by East West Resorts and includes 32 condominiums.Responding agencies includes Vail Fire, Vail Police Department, Vail Public Works Department and the Colorado Department of Transportation.The Frontage Road will be reopened Wednesday evening, once the crane has been cleared. Officials from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration are en route from Denver to conduct an investigation.

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