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Crane Collapses At Sacramento Amusement Park, 2 Hurt

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Scene of a crane collapse at the Scandia amusement park in Sacramento on August 30, 2011. (CBS)

Scene of a crane collapse at the Scandia amusement park in Sacramento on August 30, 2011. (CBS)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating after two workers were injured when a crane set up to perform maintenance on a ride at a fun park near Sacramento collapsed along with part of the ride.

Two workers in harnesses had been removing the arm of the Scandia Screamer ride when the weight overwhelmed the crane Tuesday afternoon and it tipped into a miniature golf course, along with a portion of a park batting cage.

One of the workers was injured when his arm became trapped between two pieces of metal and the crane operator suffered minor bruising and injuries.

A Sacramento Metro Fire Department crew that was driving by when the crane collapsed was able to rescue the stranded workers.

Cal/OSHA said Scandia has a “very clean record” for employee safety, with one incident listed in the past 10 years.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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