By TONY RAAP, News-Record Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:28 AM MDT
WRIGHT ��” A large crane collapsed Saturday near Black Thunder coal mine, seriously injuring three men and temporarily blocking a rail line.
Paul Brunner, a trooper with the state Highway Patrol, said one of the injured men was airlifted to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with head injuries. He said the other two were taken to Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
It wasn’t immediately known how serious the injuries were. Brunner said there were no reports of any deaths in the accident.
Officials said the nearly 400-foot crane came crashing down shortly before 12:30 p.m. at a construction site about seven miles from the mine headquarters.
The men, whose names were not released, were contracted to work at the site but were not Black Thunder employees, sa
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