Cranes Collide On Austin Construction Site; 22 Injured and 16 Hospitalized
After a structural collapse incident Wednesday morning causing a crane collision on an Austin, Texas ,construction site, 22 people have been injured and 16 have been hospitalized to receive treatment for their injuries. The injuries were non-life threatening, and were sustained as victims tried to escape the area. There have been no deaths.
FINAL: Structural Collapse incident at 1600 Robert Browning St; #ATCEMS Command advising total victim count of 22, patient count of 20 with 16 patient transports, 3 patient refusals & 3 no patients. #ATCEMS PIO responding to the incident for media briefing.
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) September 16, 2020
The accident happened at 1600 Robert Browning St., and a video from this morning showed EMTs and police blocking off most of nearby Mueller Blvd as part of their response. Six ambulances and two EMS command units responded.
Nearby is Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, the Mueller Regional Retail Center and Market District, the Northwest Greenway park and hiking trail, and Mueller Lake Park. The public has been advised to avoid the area.