PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a 55-year-old man was killed after being trapped under a collapsed crane in University City Tuesday night. It happened on the 3100 block of Convention Avenue after 9:10 p.m.Body Found In Northeast Philadelphia Positively Identified As Missing Woman Casey Johnston: Sources
He was eventually freed and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Low-Interest Loans Available For Victims Impacted By Recent Flooding Throughout Area
Officials say the driver of the crane was also injured. His condition is unknown.
“Moving heavy equipment from off of a tractor-trailer and putting it into the work site. So that’s when the crane turned over and that’s when we were called out,” Philadelphia Fire Deputy Chief Chuck Walker said.MORE NEWS: Colts' QB Carson Wentz Out 5 To 12 Weeks After Deciding To Get Surgery On Injured Foot
A fuel leak from the crane is being taken care of. L&I is checking out the area around the crane.