Miami Crane Accident Hurts Worker; Hotel Evacuated

June 11, 2008

A crane accident in Miami injured a construction worker and officials are evacuating part of a nearby hotel until the crane is stabilized.

Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll said the arm extending from the crane became loose, but did not collapse or fall. A worker who was midway up the 212-foot crane was hospitalized with a broken arm. It was not clear how the worker was hurt.

Officials evacuated the southern part of the Marriott Hotel as a precaution. The hotel is just north of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay.

Carroll says the crane may have been working on a pier.

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