A crawler crane overturned on a highway project near the town of Parrish, northwest of Birmingham, Alabama yesterday killing the operator.
The crane was working from a terrace on a sloping job site and looks as though it was preparing to tandem lift some concrete bridge beams, but the boom went over the back of the crane causing it to overturn. The operator sensing the crane start to go jumped out of the cab, but the crane then landed on him. He was declared dead at the scene.
That is all the information that we have at the moment.