Crane Accidents

1 Injured in Crane Accident in Nebraska

01/29/13

Omaha, Nebraska

One person was hospitalized following a crane accident south of Bellevue on Tuesday morning.

Crane Collapse in Nebraska

Authorities were called to the work site of the Highway 34 bridge project over the Missouri River just east of La Platte Road around 9:30 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that two people were on top of a 100-foot crane at the time that it rolled onto its top.  The two people fell into the Missouri River about 20 to 30 feet from the bank and swam to shore.

The crane operator was trapped inside until other bridge workers freed him by using cutting torches.

Bellevue Fire Department’s medic unit took the crane operator to a trauma center.

The two people who fell into the river refused medical treatment.

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