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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crane accident in Old Fourth Ward kills two workers

Two workers died from injuries they sustained today after falling 40 feet when a crane tumbled over in Old Fourth Ward near Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Around 1 p.m., the workers, whose names have not been released, were on a mobile lift on Dallas Street off Glen Iris Drive waterproofing the exterior of an AMLI apartment building. The equipment got stuck in mud and, when the men attempted to move it, the crane toppled over toward the park.

Both men sustained critical injuries from the fall and were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and the Atlanta Medical Center. Shortly before 3 p.m., WSB-TV's Richard Eliot reported that the Fulton County Medical Examiner had pronounced both men dead.

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