Crane collapses in Bradenton, killing one

Sad news from Bradenton today.

A construction worker was killed this morning in Downtown Bradenton after a crane collapsed, pinning him underneath.

Bradenton police officers, who happened to be working outside their headquarters across the street from the marina, heard the crane and saw it fall and ran to the scene about 9:30 a.m., according to Capt. Brian Thiers.

“One of the workers was drilling into the pilings and they saw the crane start to go, “ Thiers said.

The worker tried to get out of the way but was pinned underneath.

The identity of the man has not been released. 

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