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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Aron Endries, of Endries Construction, guides a motor grader in front of an overturned crane on Beaver Loop Road Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The crane overturned as employees were attempting to move segment of an old culvert being replaced along the road.

Crane overturned at construction site for Beaver Loop Road culvert project

Employees of Soldotna-based Endries Company overturned a crane Wednesday as it attempted to remove a portion of a culvert from a project site on Beaver Loop Road about a quarter mile from the road's intersection with the Kenai Spur Highway.

by Rashah McChesney

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