Council member pushes for crane procedures in Austin

Austin, Texas, City Council Member Mike Martinez wants the city to adopt a set of procedures and standards regarding crane operation, as Austin currently does not monitor the machines. Martinez intends to ask the council to keep an inventory of cranes, as well as updated information about whether the cranes have passed federal inspections. Crane accidents have stolen national headlines recently, as they have caused deaths in New York, Las Vegas and Miami.

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