Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday briefly toured the site of Tuesday's tower crane collapse in Miami, then endorsed legislation pending in the Legislature that would regulate the training and certification of heavy crane operators.
''There is also legislation in Tallahassee,'' he told reporters in front of the construction site. ``It attempted to go through last year. It did not pass. But it looks like it has a much better opportunity [this year]. So I'm encouraged by that as well.''
Asked if he endorsed the pending crane bill, Crist replied: ``Yes, I do.''
He noted also that a Miami-Dade County ordinance went into effect Friday to regulate heavy cranes and added: ``Whenever you have more restrictions, more inspections that's always a good thing.''
The collapse Tuesday of a section of the tower crane killed two men and injured five.
-- ALFONSO CHARDY