Crane cracks and falls in Miami


There's good news for the almost 100-thousand Miami Beach residents who evacuated before Hurricane Irma and are now itching to get home.

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.

According to the Miami-Herald report, South Florida's chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the Florida Crane Owners Council argued regulating cranes only involves the safety of construction workers, so federal workplace rules take precedence. "Falling cranes kill people", the county said in its suit.

The first collapse occurred Saturday morning at the under-construction building at 300 Biscayne Blvd.

"Tomorrow we'll assess the damage and try to get the engineering part of it corrected", Deputy Building Director Maurice Pons said.

Three cranes collapse in Florida as Irma's powerful winds rage in the southeast.

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

The cranes have been a concern.