A broken wire caused the top half of the giant crane at Intel to come crashing to Earth Thursday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, and the New Mexico Occupation Health & Safety Bureau is investigating the incident.
A statement from Intel read: “The safety and well-being of our employees and those who work on our campus is of the utmost importance to us. Earlier today, a wire from a crane broke on site, and there were no serious injuries as a result of the incident. We are currently investigating the incident and are committed to providing a safe and secure workplace for everyone on our campus.”
The largest crane of the six on site dominates the Rio Rancho skyline. It is 450 feet tall and can usually be seen throughout the city.
The Observer will update this story as more information becomes available.