Crane Accidents

Man Trapped on Tipped-over Crane

05/19/11

Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon Lake Crane Tip - Michigan 2011Rescue and hazardous-material units late Thursday morning were at the scene of a crane tipped over on a Muskegon Lake waterfront barge, with a man trapped on the crane and oil and other fluids leaking into the lake.

According to early reports, the man was not in the water. Rescuers called for an extraction tool to extricate the man, who suffered unknown injuries.

The accident was reported at Torresen Marine Inc., 3003 Lakeshore.

In addition to Muskegon Fire and ProMed personnel, the Muskegon County Hazardous Materials Team and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to deal with leaking oil and hydraulic fluid.

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