2 trapped in Md. crane collapse unhurt

June 4, 2008 2:57:26 PM PDT
Two steel mill workers weren't seriously injured after a crane they were working on collapsed during a storm in Maryland.Lt. Pierre Thode with the Baltimore County Fire Department says the men climbed down a ladder under their own power around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The crane went down shortly after 4 p.m.

Thode says the men weren't pinned down in the crane, but their ladder gave way when it collapsed, leaving them with no way down. A fire truck with a long ladder came to the rescue. The men were not taken to hospitals.

The men were working to unload materials from a barge.

The collapse occurred at the Sparrows Point steel mill, which is owned by Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal.