Video Shows Clock From Purdue Bell Tower Crashing To Ground

In a video making its rounds across social media, one of the clock faces from the Purdue University Bell Tower came unattached from a crane and crashed to the ground.

The video shows crews working on the clock tower. The clock then breaks free from the crane, appears to hit the bucket lift before hitting the bell tower and crashing to the ground. The bell tower is 160 feet tall. The clock was near the top when it broke loose.

According to a news release by the Verdin Clock Company, a group from Cincinnati, Ohio, contracted for work on the Bell Tower, no one was injured during the incident. The company said it is reviewing the actions that took place up to that moment.

“The Verdin Company has been in business for over 175 years and safety while installing our products is one of our highest priorities and we have a very strong safety record,” the release said. “We want to express our sincerest apology to Purdue University regarding the damage to their clock.”