Crane operator rescue challenges Pa. firefighters

Victim's leg was trapped between the ground and the crane wreckage


By Chuck Biedka
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

WINFIELD, Pa. — Officials are trying to determine why a large crane toppled about 100 feet off a small bridge on Mushroom Farm Road with the craneman inside.

The crane operator was part of a Russell Standard Co. work crew that's refurbishing the 36-year-old bridge when the mishap occurred just before 1 p.m. Monday.

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