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Two workers injured in century-old trolley crane collapse in Superior

February 20, 2015, 12:03 pm

A 100-year-old crane bridge collapsed at Graymont Superior Lime Thursday injuring two workers, both of whom were taken to the hospital.

The trolley crane was used to build the pile of lime rock at Graymont.

The two workers were in two separate hydraulic bucket lifts when it collapsed, according to Superior Police.

Police said one man came down on the lime rock pile, falling about 75 feet; the other man was suspended by his safety harness from the lift bucket and he was brought down by lowering the lift.

Graymont officials had planned to demolish the structure this Sunday and had established a safety zone around the demolition site to keep people a safe distance away.

Superior firefighters responded to Graymont's waterfront site around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

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