02.05.2011

Crane rolls

A mobile crane travelling on a county road just south of Garwin, Iowa, to the north of Cedar Rapids, slid came off of the road and rolled over and ended up in a farmers field on Friday, trapping the driver inside.

Operator Brett Libbert, 23, was eventually freed by the emergency services using cutting equipment. He was taken to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Centre then transferred to University Hospital in Iowa City.
The crane during its rescue

Three cranes, two dozers and an excavator were reportedly used to upright the crane and extract it from the farmer’s field where it ended up. The crane was a Link Belt 8675 which appears to have been equipped with a trailer boom set up.

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