Crane Accidents

Man Injured When Crane Tips at St. Clair Shores Marina


St Clair Shores Marina,  Lake Michigan


A crane operator was able to escape severe injury after his machine tipped over at a St. Clair Shores marina.

The accident happed at the Island Harbor Marina along Jefferson Ave., just north of 9 Mile Road Friday morning.

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The operator was said to have forgotten to set the crane’s outriggers

St Clair Shores Fire Department Battalion Chief Walt Jenuwine says the crane tipped while it was transferring a heavy piece of machinery from a truck onto a boat. The man was lifting a welder onto a boat but had not extended the crane’s outriggers causing it to overturn as he slewed over the side.  He was trapped in the cab when his foot got caught.
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Sky FOX over the Scene at the Island Harbor Marina in St. Clair Shores

The wheels stayed on land, but the top was partially submerged in a Lake St. Clair canal

Police say a woman ended up in the water got to shore on her own and rescue crews got the man out of the crane’s cab.

He suffered minor injuries to his ankle and was taken a local hospital for treatment.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to investigate.


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