A Rough Terrain crane overturned on a hotel construction site in Bermuda yesterday trapping and injuring the operator in his cab.
The incident occurred at the St Regis hotel in St George where the Terex crane was, we understand, traversing an uneven side slope when it rolled landing on the cab. An excavator with a web sling attempted to right the crane, but in the end the fire crews used airbags to raise the crane sufficiently in order to extract the operator who was found to have suffered a leg injury.
The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service said: “Fire crews were called out to rescue a man who was trapped in the cab of an overturned crane in St George’s today. They found one man trapped with no obvious injuries and conscious in the cab of the overturned crane.”