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Someone needs to do a crane stability check stat!

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http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...NEWS02/80327041 Crane crashed in Detroit

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/25/...tr=HOME_3966907 Crane topples in Miami

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/15/crane.col...iref=newssearch Crane Collapses in NY

Thats three cranes coming down in the past few weeks... With as many as we have here, it's best to be prepared.

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I have to say, the other day as I was passing through downtown on I-196, the tower 25 crane was suspended over the freeway and due to the recent news of falling cranes I had to say a little prayer as I passed under it.

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:huh: Just because out of all the tower cranes operating in the US/World, 3 have come down and made news doesn't mean we need to fear for our lives when near one. Sure they should be inspected and meet saftey criteria, but seriously I doubt anyone is any danger.

In 2006 about 117 people a day died in car accidents in the US.. out of all the things that may kill me in the next 24 hours, a tower crane is at the bottom of the list. And I plan on being downtown a lot this weekend. ^_^

Edit: Was always told to cite my sources: http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx

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Thats three cranes coming down in the past few weeks... With as many as we have here, it's best to be prepared.

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The crane in Detroit wasn't a tower crane and the bridge the crane was setting on collapsed, not the crane.

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Didn't help that the bridge collapse in Detroit was reported in news headlines as a crane collapse. Woodtv did that on the mobile news site.

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The crane in Detroit wasn't a tower crane and the bridge the crane was setting on collapsed, not the crane.

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As for the NYC Crane collaspe, well that was criminal neglect by the inspections office. Not even going out to check on the cranes when people called and complain.

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Truest Me, I'm not really this alarmist.

I found it odd though that three crane accidents happen within a realatively short period of time happen like this though.

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