Intel confirms crane accident at Rio Rancho site

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The New Mexico Occupation Health & Safety Bureau is investigating a crane accident Thursday at Intel in Rio Rancho.

Intel reps confirmed a wire from a crane broke on site.

A spokesperson also confirmed the crane is one of the largest land-based mobile cranes in the world.

Intel reps would not provide a formal interview on the accident. Although they reported no injuries, Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue said no officials reached out to them about the crane accident at all.

“Our staff, our inspectors will be conducting interviews, collecting documentation, looking at maintenance records and any other information that’s available related to the safety of that crane,” said Bob Genoway, New Mexico OSHA bureau chief.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and for updates.

Intel issued the following statement:

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.