Hurricane Irma: Crane atop Miami high-rise collapses

Hurricane Irma knocks down crane arm in Miami

According to the resident, the crane is on top of the PMG building that is now under construction.

Additionally, each crane can take five or six days each to dismantle, and local news outlets say there are twenty to twenty-five construction cranes now erected in the downtown Miami area. "In the future there should be an easy way to bring them down in events like this one".

A woman in Miami who went into labor during Hurricane Irma delivered a baby girl at home after being talked through the delivery over the phone by doctors and emergency workers. Gusts over 90 miles per hour were reported at Miami International Airport.

The City of Miami said on its Twitter account early Sunday that firefighters couldn't respond in time to the woman in the Little Haiti neighborhood. The building was still in tact despite the crane's failure.

Whiteman said videos of the first collapse posted on social media showed a tower crane that appeared to have lost its jib or boom, though its mast was still standing.

"Our cranes are still weather vane-ing", Whiteman said. When it collapsed it fell on top of the building under construction.

A tornado could have ripped the crane loose, Whiteman said.

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