Crane probe

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

A CHRISTCHURCH prop­erty in­vestor who hired a crane to get his car keys and clothes from his 13th floor pent­house in the cor­doned-off quake zone is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. John But­ter­field was given the ok to en­ter the cor­don un­der Smith Cranes. ‘‘ The au­tho­ri­sa­tion was given on the un­der­stand­ing the pass would be used to per­form de­mo­li­tion work in the red zone, and we are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether Mr But­ter­field was an em­ployee,’’ a spokes­woman said.

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