Crane Accidents

Crane Collapse Kills Worker at Train Wreck Site



Worker Dies During Crane Cleanup Indiana 2010June 17, 2010 (PORTER COUNTY, Ind.) (WLS) — A crane being used to clean up a train derailment in northwest Indiana collapsed on top of several workers Thursday, killing one man. The freight train was heading to Chicago from Cleveland Wednesday night when it jumped the tracks in an area around Valparaiso, Indiana, near Highway 6 and Old Summon Road.

Thursday’s accident happened midday as workers were moving the rail cars.

No other injuries were reported.

The massive cleanup effort is expected to take a few days to clear the scene.

No one was hurt in Wednesday’s train derailment.

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