Construction cranes collapse in downtown Miami

Carla Harmon
September 12, 2017

Among the thousands of homes expected to be damaged or flooded when Hurricane Irma slammed Florida this weekend are the high-dollar celebrity mansions in Miami.

From 7pm local time Saturday to 7am Sunday, more than 430 calls came into the Miami fire department, according to Miami Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Pete Gomez.

Two Miami firefighters watched the boom at 300 Biscayne Blvd. snap, sending bricks toppling to the ground, according to the Herald.

A crane has cracked in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma moves through the city.

The city said anyone in buildings in the area facing the crane should "seek shelter" in the opposite side of the building or in a stairwell.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will lead the investigation.

The cranes were constructed to take winds speeds up to around 145 miles per hour.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm.

"The crane structure can collapse", said Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso earlier this week.

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