Crane Tips, Operator Rescued - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Crane Tips, Operator Rescued

60,000 pound crane righted



    A crane being used in Haddonfield, NJ tipped over during a tree cutting operation. The driver had to be rescued. NBC10's Daralene Jones reports. (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013)

    Emergency workers righted a crane from the Hyperion Tree Service after it tipped over around noon Thursday.

    The 60,000 pound crane was being used to cut a 50 foot tall tree at a home on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

    Officials say a worker on the roof of the home apparently cut a bigger chunk of the tree than the crane could handle.Haddonfield Fire Rescue Chief Joe Riggs says, “Things do happen. I think they misjudged the weight of that section of the tree they were removing.”

    The man trying to cut the tree broke his leg trying to jump away from the tree, as the crane tipped over.

    For about an hour, the crane operator and owner of JL Dobbs crane rental, based in Thorofare, New Jersey was stuck in the cab, as emergency workers cleared live power lines from around the vehicle. He was not hurt.


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