Crane Dock Collapsed Operator Hurt

A crane operator was seriously injured Tuesday evening after a dock under the machinery collapsed, authorities said.

Fire-rescue crews found a 40-foot-tall rail crane, used to load phosphate onto ships, tilted on its side over the water at the CSX Phosphate Terminal, 3701 Causeway Blvd.

The crane operator was taken to Tampa General Hospital with multiple injuries, where he was listed in serious condition. Tampa Fire Rescue officials did not release his name.

Authorities were still investigating the cause of the collapse.

St. Petersburg Times