Crane Accidents

Toppling Crane Injures 2 on South Side


Chicago, Illinois

Two men working on a South Side bridge were injured this morning when a lift-crane toppled over, striking one of them, officials said.

The accident happened about 10 a.m. on the 9900 block of South Genoa Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood as crews were working on a bridge there, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

As the crane toppled over, it struck the upper body of a 59-year-old worker but did not crush him, said Perez.

The man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn but his injury did not appear to be life-threatening, said Richard Rosado, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

The other injured construction worker was in the the crane and was shaken up when it toppled over, Perez said. He was taken in good condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Rosado said. Both workers were conscious.

Police have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident, Perez said.

Category: Accident Report


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