1 trapped after crane overturns in Point Loma

SAN DIEGO - The operator of a large industrial crane was severely injured Monday when the machine tipped over at a work site in Point Loma.

The accident occurred about 1:45 p.m. alongside the 200 block of Rosecrans Street, near Kellogg Street, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The victim wound up trapped inside the fallen crane and pinned against an electrical box on the ground, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

It took emergency crews more than an hour to cut the man free. Medics then airlifted him to a hospital for treatment of extensive injuries.

The crane apparently toppled while the worker was using it to move a large cargo container, Swanson said.

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