Man trapped as tree falls on crane

Firemen extricating the victim from the crane.

LIMBANG: A 68-year-old man was trapped inside a crane today (Mar 31) after a tree fell on it.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department operations centre said the incident occurred at a construction site at Jalan Lapangan Terbang Limbang here.

“We received a distress call on the incident at 11.20am and despatched eight rescue personnel to the scene,” the centre said.

Upon arrival, the man was found trapped inside the crane for more than 40 minutes. The victim, who suffered a broken leg, was extricated at 12.03pm and taken to Limbang Hospital for treatment.