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.Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
He was eventually freed and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
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: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
A fuel leak from the crane is being taken care of. L&I is checking out the area around the crane.