Crane falls onto Dallas Museum of Art

A hydraulic crane fell onto the Dallas Museum of Art Friday morning.

The crane was lifting parts of a tent being constructed for a special event when it toppled about 10 a.m. Friday. The boom hit the building so hard it was bent and the noise jolted workers in nearby office buildings.

The operator was able to climb out of the truck and was taken to the hospital for cuts and bruises, but is said to be okay.

The museum's exterior suffered some damage to the exterior of the building, especially along the top of the building. But the facility was not evacuated and none of the artwork was affected.

The crane just missed the museum's famous towering, red steel sculpture called Ave by Mark di Suvero.

Two other cranes were brought in to lift the original crane off of the building on Friday afternoon.

The south entrance to the museum remained closed as of Friday evening, but no nighttime activities were canceled.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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