Strong winds and heavy rainfall cause crane to collapse and ‘slice through’ homes within the Elan City Lights apartment block

One person was killed and five others were injured when a construction crane fell due to strong winds and heavy rainfall and hail on the Elan City Lights apartment building in Dallas, Texas on the morning of 9 June, following which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation that crane rental firm Bigge Crane and Rigging Co is supporting.

Associated Press (AP) reported that Dallas Fire-Rescue’s spokesperson, Jason Evans, said the reasons for the crane’s collapse were unknown, adding that there was a “strong possibility” that winds “played some role in the collapse”.