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A crane accident at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium Thursday left
tree men injured after they were force to jump from a crane cab to avoid
equipment and cables falling from another crane. One worker was taken by
CareFlite helicopter to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and the
other two were transported to the same location by ambulance. This accident
comes just one day after a crane accident near downtown Dallas killed one
worker.

Thursday’s accident happened about
2 p.m. between the stadium’s dual arches just outside the northeast end zone.
The workers were assembling a crane when a cable connector “failed”
on the erecting crane, which allowed the cables and some other parts to fall,
according to a written statement from Manhattan Construction.

Highly publicized crane accidents in New York and Miami
claimed nine lives earlier this year and this is the second crane accident in
the Dallas area in as many days. This is simply unacceptable. Something must be
done to ensure that crane safety improves drastically in the near future.

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