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Construction Worker Killed in Texas Crane Accident

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A crane hook plunged to the ground killing a construction worker when the cable snapped, according to police.

Workers were examining the damaged cable extending from the crane that was atop a several-stories-high unfinished building, but a full investigation will be launched.

The name of the worker has not been released, pending family notification.

The worker was a subcontractor for TXI and the crane was provided by Lewis Equipment Co.

Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the cause of the deadly crane accident . Work has been halted at the high-rise condominium site until the investigation is complete.