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.Teen Victim Speaks Out For First Time Following Racially Motivated Attack Aboard SEPTA Train
He was eventually freed and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?
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: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Mask Mandate For K-12 Schools Remains For Now
A fuel leak from the crane is being taken care of. L&I is checking out the area around the crane.