Crane Accidents

Operator Seriously Injured in West Hollywood

09/27/12

West Hollywood, California

A crane accident left its operator seriously injured yesterday afternoon near the West Hollywood border.

According to the LA Fire Department public information officer, “A[n a]dult male crane operator reportedly rode [his] crane down as it fell, suffered serious leg injury.”

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The accident occurred at 735 N La Cienega Boulevard, on the site of the NMS Properties Luxe @ 375 mixed-use development, a 5-story, 125-unit apartment building at La Cienega Boulevard and Westmount Drive.

Aerial video footage shot by NBC4 showed how the crane had fallen off the edge of a wall into the underground parking dig, where it lay supported by its boom on the ground.

All lanes were closed on La Cienega Boulevard during the fire-rescue response.

The crane operator, who worked for Frymer Construction, was reported to have a “serious injury to the leg” and was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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