A 50-year-old man has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with life-threatening injuries after being trapped under a crane at a construction site for two hours.
Police say a crane fell on the man just after 6 p.m. Thursday, trapping his arm and leg. The accident occurred in East Gwillimbury, at Second Concession and Doane Rds.
The man was conscious as emergency crews worked for more than two hours to free him, police say. He was finally extricated around 8 p.m., and was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital by ORNGE air ambulance.
Images from the accident showed a crane toppled over on its side. Red and white tape reading “fire line — do not cross” closed off part of the area.
An aerial view shows the scene in East Gwillimbury on Thursday evening as rescue workers fight to free a man trapped under a fallen crane for two hours. The 50-year-old man, who had an arm and leg trapped, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted by ORNGE helicopter to a Toronto hospital.