Crane Falls At Deaconess Hospital, No One Hurt

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 2:35 pm
By: News 9

An operator is okay after his crane collapsed Wednesday afternoon at Deaconess Hospital.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. near N.W. 50th Street and Portland. The operator was working on a cooling tower on the roof when the crane fell.

The crane collapsed into a parking lot and the backyard of a home. Several cars were damaged and a fence was destroyed. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said the crane operator was shaken up, but will be okay.

About 10 gallons of diesel fuel spilled when the crane fell. Hazardous materials crews were called out to clean it up, but Battalion Chief Stanaland called the spill "minor."

The crane did fall close to a gas meter. Crews were concerned there might be a leak, but it appears nothing was damaged.