Crane Accidents

Boom Truck Overturns in Maryland

07/8/12

Bethesda, Maryland

A large boom truck type truck crane overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house.

Crane Overturns in Maryland 2012

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.

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