Crane crash setback for new Tesco
A £40 million supermarket scheme suffered a setback when a crane to build the steel frame bent in half and crashed to the ground .
The heavy lifter was being used on Wednesday to build a new Tesco store on the former site of Rotherham Borough Council's civic buildings, off Drummond Street.
Eyewitnesses heard a loud bang as the vehicle's arm bent at a right angle, causing the end to hit the floor.
Music teacher Andrew Rae snapped the stricken crane and tweeted: "I believe that the crane tasked with erecting the new Tesco may have just gone and snapped."
He told the Advertiser: "I didn't see it happen but I heard it all the way from Eastwood Lane."
The Advertiser called crane owners Emsley Crane Hire to ask what had happened to the vehicle, but no-one was available for comment.
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