Tampa crane operator injured in dock collapse

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a crane operator was injured when the dock under the machinery collapsed in Tampa.

The accident happened Tuesday evening at the CSX Phosphate Terminal.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that fire rescue crews found a 40-foot-tall rail crane tilted on its side over the water. Officials say the crane operator had multiple injuries. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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