>Coast Guard Investigates Smith Mountain Lake Crane Accident

>ROANOKE, VA – Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is investigating a crane accident at Smith Mountain Lake that resulted in the death of the crane operator on Oct. 5.

At about 12 p.m., Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a submerged crane on private property. The crane, which was on top of a barge, was being used for dock reconstruction at the time of the incident. The crane remains submerged in approximately 50 feet of water. The crane owner is working on a salvage plan to remove the crane.

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