Image courtesy of Meg Roussos, The Dallas Morning News.
Officials said that a crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two construction workers Saturday.
The Associated Press has reported that officials said a crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two construction workers Saturday, "leaving a mangled chunk of the crane laying atop an unfinished building where workers were heard screaming as the accident unfolded."
The Dallas Morning News said that the crane had been used to build the new Arts and Technology Building, and that the cranes were in the process of being dismantles when they fell. They continued to say that the crane was being taken down right as a storm system passed through the Dallas area. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Huckaby said wind speed in Richardson probably peaked at 35 to 45 mph.
Campus officials released the following statement:
"There was an accident on the UT Dallas campus Saturday afternoon during the dismantling of a construction crane at the Arts and Technology Building. Two workers with an outside construction company are reported deceased. There are no reports of UT Dallas students, staff, or faculty injured in this accident."