A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house.
The operator was trapped in the cab of the crane and was taken to hospital with a broken leg. The crane was rented to remove a large oak tree that was damaged in storms a week earlier.
Initial reports suggest that the operator was trying to lift a section of the tree that was heavier than he expected. A co-worker was in the tree at the time of the time of the overturn, but was unhurt.
The homes on either side of the crane’s boom were virtually undamaged. A couple of large recovery trucks were called in to pull the boom truck back onto its wheels and remove it.
Category: Accident Report