Safety & Risk Management
Crane operator dies after crashing into power lines
April 6, 2023 By CBS News
An operator died in Malibu, Calif. after a crane overturned near the Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday evening.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the crane crashed into a pole before powerlines ensnared the operator inside and trapped the person.
Firefighters responded to Las Flores Canyon Road near the Pacific Coast Highway at about 5:30 p.m. but were forced to wait for the utility company to de-energize the powerlines wrapped around the crane. Crews tried to contact the operator but the person did not respond.
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