Crane Accidents

Tractor Crane Pins Operator

10/27/14

 Monroe Missouri

The boom of what looks like a home-made crane was blown over the back of the tractor yesterday, trapping the operator/driver in Monroe Missouri.

The man, 46, was lifting trusses into place on a barn he was building when a gust of wind caught the long lattice jib and truss and took it over the back of the cab-less tractor crane (front of the tractor) tipping the vehicle onto its nose and pinning him into his seat.

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The rescue in full flow

It took the emergency services almost an hour and a half to free him, They used a telehandler to take the weight of the jib off of the man’s back so that he could be extricated. He was then airlifted to a hospital, where his injuries are said to be moderate.

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