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Five injured when cranes collapse at VT Halter Marine

ambulancePASCAGOULA — Jackson County EOC director Earl Etheridge says two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday.

Etheridge told WLOX-TV that one of the cranes fell on top of a building.

Officials say five people were injured in the accident.

Etheridge says one person has been air lifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, and four others have been taken to Singing River Hospital.

Etheridge says Pascagoula Police and Fire departments and Acadian Ambulance responded to the accident and are working to clear the scene.

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