- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) - One of the huge draglines that digs for coal at a central North Dakota mine has tipped over.

The incident happened Wednesday at the Falkirk Mine near Washburn. A mine spokesman tells KXMB-TV (https://bit.ly/1GPeKbg ) that no one was injured and the machine has no major damage.

The spokesman says a high wall issue or slumping ground caused the dragline to tip.

The dragline weighs 13.5 million pounds and was built in the 1970s. Its diameter is about 80 feet long.


Information from: KXMB-TV, https://www.kxnet.com

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