Crane tips over in north Austin, trapping operator


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A large crane tipped over at a construction site in north Austin Friday, trapping the operator in the cab.

The incident happened at 1300 Rutherford Lane around 11:35 a.m. Austin-Travis County EMS is treating a man who has non-life threatening injuries. He will likely head to the hospital for further evaluation.

The Austin Fire Department is also dealing with a fuel spill.

The crane appears to have fallen between buildings and didn’t hit anyone when it fell.

In January a crane at a southeast Austin construction site overturned and was caught on video.

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