Austin, Texas – Wednesday morning, two cranes collided near Mueller development just east of Interstate 35 in Austin, resulting in 22 people being injured, according to KHOU. 16 of 22 injured people were transported to the nearby hospital this morning.
According to Austin Travis-County EMS (ATCEMS), they confirmed medics responded to the scene in the 1600 block of Robert Browning St., which is in the Mueller development area. ACEMS officials said in a news conference that all of the victims were construction workers at the site.
Austin Fire Department Capt. Mark Bridge stated that:
“This just happened to be two cranes working, we’re not sure how or why, but they did get entangled. Since they are attached at the top, we don’t want the wind to cause further problems.”
The Mueller development did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the incident, according to The New York Times.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sending inspectors to the construction site to investigate the incident.
Our construction accident lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP are closely monitoring the crane collision accident in Austin, Texas and will provide updates as they become available.