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Crane Topples, Injures Worker on Woodland Avenue

Employee of a tree-removal company suffered a fractured leg in the incident, authorities said.

A worker suffered a fractured leg after a bucket truck toppled in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue during a tree removal Thursday. 

The worker was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. 

Just after noon, the bucket truck fell to its side, trapping the crane operator inside the cab. He was removed by firefighters after power to nearby electrical wires was shut off. 

The truck fell over because the tree it was being used to remove was heavier than expected, authorities said. 

The workers are employees of Hyperion Tree Service of Moorestown. 

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Jeremiah Wright February 07, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Lucky to be alive.
Bumpkin February 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Timeline is off. Chopper 6 was hovering over my house nno later than 11:50 AM. I think a check of the fire dispatch record would show the call coming in around 11:30AM placing the incident time sometime before that, not "Just after noon..." as reported in the article.
Robin February 08, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Maybe they should have hired a company based on there experience not there price. Theres an old saying " the sweetness of a good deal wears off long before the sting of poor workmenship".
Pro-Haddonfield February 08, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Who's to say they hired them based on price? Did you partake in the interviews?
Safe Trees February 19, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Price should never be a deciding factor. While this company has and is advertising ISA certified arborist which is great. There is more to look for like being a TCIA (Tree Care Industry Assc) member and also being ACCREDITED is even better. I would also believe they do not have a Certified Treeworker Safety Personal working for them as many pictures on there website display unsafe acts. Pictures show employees with no PPE (personal protective equipment), unsafe acts while using a chainsaw, and litte if any safety training. Safety must start way before creating a website! Looking from the outside in with only 3 pictures to see, a larger crane was needed in that job setup, if using that crane it should have been setting where the bucket truck was, etc.

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