Monday, July 2, 2012
2 operators rescued after NJ crane collision
When two cargo cranes crashed into each other at New Jersey's Port Elizabeth on Friday morning, the two operators were trapped 50 feet in the air until rescuers arrived, reported Port Authority police.
The fire department utilized an air bucket system to lower the drivers to the ground, a police spokesman said. One of the operators was taken to the hospital with back pain and the other refused treatment.
The cabs of the straddle cranes were damaged in the incident. The large cranes are used to move container cargo at the port.
For more of the Star Ledger story: www.nj.com
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