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Crane collapses at Michigan jail

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A crane collapsed Friday morning at the Kent County Correctional Facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., WOOD TV8 reported.

Officials told the station the crane fell into an area that is being constructed near maintenance facilities. The main jail area was not compromised, the station reported. The jail is undergoing renovations that began last year.

According to reports, all construction workers in the area at the time were accounted for, and only one of them suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. Two inmate trustees were also taken to a hospital after suffering minor injuries when they ran from the building, WOOD TV8 reported.

The station also reported the area was secured, including the surrounding neighborhood, to search for any possible gas leaks or electrical problems.

Before collapsing, the crane was moving concrete over to the main building.

The renovation project unveiled last year includes replacing portions constructed in 1958 and 1974 that have outdated heating, plumbing and electrical units.

Kent County Undersheriff John Hess told WOOD TV8 the project is already about 10 weeks behind schedule.