UNL Students Return To Dorm After Crane Threat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

About 120 students have returned to their rooms at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after a crane nearly fell on the dorm.

Published reports reveal that the crane was being used for foundation work on a new residence hall when its treads sank into mud, causing it list Tuesday morning.

Authorities feared the crane's boom and auger would fall on Knoll
Residence Hall, leading to the evacuation of one wing of the hall.

Workers were able to use a second crane to remove the first crane's auger, allowing the crane to lower its boom and spare any damage to the dorm.

Students were allowed to return to their rooms around 9 p.m.

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