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Crane turns over, damages four vehicles at Harrodsburg site

A crane turned over and damaged four vehicles Monday morning at the Harrodsburg wastewater treatment plant off Cornishville Road.
A crane turned over and damaged four vehicles Monday morning at the Harrodsburg wastewater treatment plant off Cornishville Road.

A crane turned over and damaged four vehicles Monday at the Harrodsburg wastewater treatment plant, Mayor Eddie Long said.

No one was hurt in the Monday morning incident off Cornishville Road on the city’s northwest side, Long said.

The mayor said the crane flipped as it lifted a payload that he described as a “large steel container.”

“It picked it up OK, but as it turned, it evidently fell over,” Long said.

Three of the damaged vehicles belonged to city employees working at the plant and the fourth belonged to someone who was not a city employee, Long said.

The wastewater treatment plant is undergoing a $15 million renovation, Long said. Work has been going on for more than a year and is supposed to be complete in 2018, he said.

Smith Contractors Inc. of Lawrenceburg is the general contractor on the site. The company does work on water treatment and sewage treatment plants throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Joe Smith, an executive with the company, could not be immediately reached for comment.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet sent someone to look into the accident but it was too soon to say whether an investigation would be opened, said cabinet spokesman Jarrad Hensley.

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