Crane collapse takes the life of a 51-year-old Texas industry worker

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April 25, 2017 – A 51-year-old industry worker was killed yesterday afternoon when a crane tipped on its side in downtown Dallas, Tex., crashing into a cell tower compound in the 1700 block of Arts Place, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue officials.

Authorities were notified of the incident at 2;40 p.m., and upon arrival saw Isidro Morales on the ground, pinned by the crane. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Morales’ death was the first industry fatality in 2017, the last death occurring on Nov. 23, 2016.

The crane operator was not injured and another crew member on the ground sustained injuries, but authorities said they were not life-threatening.

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