DALLAS (CBSDFW) – From the corner of Ross Avenue and Pearl in Downtown Dallas, the view of the construction truck hoisted onto the air, it’s 20 foot long extension beam strewn across the south lawn of the city’s art centerpiece, appeared to give a glimpse of a new contemporary exhibit piece.READ MORE: Plano Police Investigating After Jesaias Hiram Nieves, 22, Fatally Shot
“Yes, it looks like a work of art”, one woman said. The display was actually the result of a construction accident on the grounds of the Dallas Art Museum.
At 9:30 am Friday, a team hired to construct a large metal-based tent on the south entrance of the DMA, included a crane-carrying truck, geared to pull the heaviest and tallest beams for the tent.
Instead, the crane crashed.It smashed a section of the musuem’s wall.READ MORE: Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Plano-Based Cheer Athletics Coach Jason McCartney
The operator of the crane suffered injuries that sent him to the hospital.
“During the installation, the crane fell and currently rests atop the south end of the building”, Museum spokesman Jill Bernstein said.
Bernstein said the project was being completed by Sandone Productions Inc. No one from the company made comment about the accident.
DMA Executive Director Maxwell Anderson said state safety inspectors would look into the incident. The museum continued operations, including large group tours. “There is no structural damage”, Anderson said.MORE NEWS: Wearing Only Socks And Shorts, Dallas 11-Year-Old Traveon Michael Allen Griffin Missing Overnight
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