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Lift's collapse injures 8 workers

Published April 8, 2007


TAMPA - A man is moved to an ambulance after a hydraulic truck lift collapsed at Tampa International Airport Saturday, injuring eight workers. The workers, hired by Delta to clean and service airplanes, were taken by Tampa Fire Rescue to various hospitals with minor injuries, said airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan. The lift collapsed as they were cleaning and servicing Flight 513, which was scheduled to depart for Atlanta at 5:30 p.m., Geoghagan said. She had no information on what caused the collapse.


Blaze destroys empty building early Saturday

CLEARWATER - A fire swept through an empty building in Clearwater early Saturday, injuring no one but destroying the structure, according to Pinellas County emergency management officials.

The fire broke out about 6:30 a.m. at 103 N East Street, and may have been accidentally set by homeless people trying to ward off the chill of a cold front that's passing through the area, officials said.

There is no word yet on the owner of the building, which was last used as a furniture store, nor on a dollar estimate of the damage.


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