Crane Accidents

Operator Trapped in Toppled Crane

03/21/03

Chicago, Illinois

A Loop construction worker was injured when a crane he was operating tipped over.

The crane operator was pinned in the cab for about 15 minutes at a work site at Franklin and Monroe streets. Chicago Fire Department crews freed the man and transported him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses say the construction worker was conscious when he was rescued. He’s now listed in stable condition.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crane to topple over.

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