A Texas crane worker says she was trapped by a crane after the company said the operator’s heart stopped while she was falling.
Key points:Phillip and Sarah Crane have been named as the victims of an accident in the United StatesThe crane fell off a Texas bridge in May and hit a concrete slabThe crane operator said she felt like a ‘meltdown’Sarah Crane has been named the third person killed in the accident.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said the accident happened in May.
The crane was falling on a bridge on Interstate 35 in Harris County, Texas.
When the operator, Sarah Crane, was on her way to her work station, she was hit by the crane, which fell off the bridge and hit the concrete slab.
She said the crane fell from the bridge onto a concrete slabs, which then rolled down the road and hit her.’
My heart was going into my throat, and it just kept on going down the hill, down the street, it just started to fall over, and then it started to hit my head and my chest, and I just couldn’t get it to stop,’ Ms Crane said.’
It was just a horrible feeling, just horrible.’
The pain in my chest was really intense and the pain in the back of my head was really severe, and that was just like my chest burning.’
I felt like I was going to faint, I felt like my heart was beating down the hall, and my body was just trying to stay calm, and just sort of keep on moving.’
And then I heard the roar of the falling crane, and boom, boom, and everything just stopped.’
At first I thought it was just one big boom, but then I saw all the beams fall off and the bridge had collapsed, and there was blood all over the place.’
Phillip Crane, an assistant crane operator, and his wife, Sarah, have been identified as the third people killed in a crane collapse in Texas.
The pair were working on a project to replace a bridge in Harris and Travis counties.
They had planned to start work on the bridge when it collapsed.’
We didn’t know we were going to fall on top of the bridge, and we were like, ‘Oh my god, we’re going to be all alone,” Mr Crane said in an interview with ABC News.’
Our heart just went into our throat, it was a huge heart attack.’
A lot of people were just like, “Oh my God, are you OK?”, but we were just happy to be alive.”
We are still trying to figure out how to get home safely’Sarah’s mother, Michelle Crane, said she was in tears when she spoke to ABC News on Monday.’
She is such a good worker and such a caring person, she will never stop helping others, but we are just hoping that we will be able to get back home safe, and hopefully we will have a quick recovery,’ she said.
Phillip said he had been working on the project for about a month.’
After the accident, I went to work, and the next thing I know, I was on my way to work and I heard a loud bang, and when I looked out of the window, I saw the crane on the ground and it was already down.’
So I went back and started checking it out, and luckily it was still moving and there were all these beams up there.’
Then I started going around and checking the beams, and by the time I was done checking, I had got my heart pumping and my breathing was starting to come back, so I thought, “OK, I’m going to get it fixed now”.’
I went back to work right away and checked again, and sure enough, there was still a lot of work to do, and once I got the crane fixed, it took me about three or four hours to get to work again.’
Now that it’s been fixed, I think I’ll take it for a spin.’
Phillips and Sarah were working to replace the Collinwood Bridge over the Brazos River.
It was one of the busiest bridges in Texas, and was the first major structure that had been repaired.’
They’ve really been amazing,’ said Michelle Crane.’
This was their first big project, and they did it without any outside help, and with the help of the contractor, and now we are very proud of them.”
It’s been a great job for them, and a great thing for our family, too,’ said Sarah.’
Everything has been so much fun, and so rewarding.’