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Firefighters on the scene of a crane collapse

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler firefighters and police were on the scene of a crane collapse this morning. Just before 10:00 a.m., Tyler Fire Investigator Jeff Akin says a mobile crane fell over on Grande Blvd. - across from Rhones Quarter Road. Construction crews are extending the road there.

According to an Oncor representative, they were tearing down a tower when the crane just tipped over. The man operating the crane was taken to the hospital, but we are told he was walking and coherent.

Fortunately, Akin says no one else was injured. The crane did knock over a cell phone tower there. 

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