Tree-Trimming Accident Leaves Crane Operator Injured

A crane toppled over while trying to remove a large tree near a home in Haddonfield on the morning of Feb. 7. The crane was lifting a large section of the tree when it tilted over, tossing the crane operator onto the roof of a nearby home where he suffered a broken leg.

The man in the crane was more than two stories above the ground when he was thrown on to a roof below. The operator of the crane was trapped in the vehicle for over an hour due to a fallen power line.

Haddonfield Fire Chief Joseph Riggs told the Courier-Post that the tree was heavier than expected and that the weight of the tree caused the crane and truck to tilt.

Firefighters used a ladder to reach the injured worker on the roof and the crane operator did not suffer any injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will review the incident.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crane collapse accident, trust the team at Hach & Rose, LLP, to handle your case. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about what we are prepared to do for you.


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