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Installation of new Alsea Bay power structures continues after crane collapse

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013


A crew from Axis Crane work to remove a 14-ton steel transmission structure from Alsea Bay on Thursday, March 7. The structure fell in the bay during a crane collapse Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Rockne Roll)
Work to replace the two aging wooden structures holding Central Lincoln PUDís transmission lines over Alsea Bay was hampered by the collapse of a crane brought in to erect the new structures last Tuesday afternoon.

The crane, owned by Axis Crane of Sherwood, was attempting to hoist the new 14-ton steel structure into position when part of the crane got caught on the power lines, which had been de-energized the Sunday before. According to witnesses, when the operator attempted to free the crane, its boom, and the new steel structure, collapsed into the bay, which was about eight feet deep at the time.

For the complete article see the 03-13-2013 issue.

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