Crane Accidents

Ceiling Crane Weight Crushes Man’s Leg and Hand

11/21/03

 San Jose, California 

Roger Talbot, 49, was using a ceiling crane to move a heavy piece of equipment from one part of a room to another at the Water Pollution Control Plant, 700 Los Esteros Road, police spokeswoman Officer Gina Tepoorten said.

Suddenly, a 700-pound counterweight on the crane shifted and somehow crushed the femur and ankle of Talbot’s left leg and part of his hand.

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