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Crane topples, kills operator
A construction crane toppled and killed its operator in a heavy equipment yard in Crestmore, say San Bernardino County Fire Department officials.
The victim died at the scene of the 3:50 p.m. accident Monday, May 11, along the 11400 block of South Cactus Avenue in Crestmore, an unincorporated area east of Bloomington.
“The crane was destined to go to a job tomorrow,” said Capt. Kyle Hauducoeur. “They were checking it and stowing the crane on a mobile platform today. “They experienced a problem (and) the operator attempted to warn everybody.
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“The crane actually fell on him. He was pinned inside the operator’s cab.”
The 75-ton machine landed on its side.
As evening neared, the crews of a fire engine, a ladder truck and a heavy rescue unit were making arrangements to raise the crane so that the victim’s body could be removed.
The man’s name was not released. Firefighters estimated that he was about 70 years old.