Jul 03, 2023
Two workers fall 20 feet in San Pedro construction crane accident
By KCAL-News Staff July 18, 2023 / 12:26 PM / KCAL News Two people working in a construction crane to dismantle a San Pedro billboard frame fell 20 feet just before noon Tuesday as the crane equipment
By KCAL-News Staff
July 18, 2023 / 12:26 PM / KCAL News
Two people working in a construction crane to dismantle a San Pedro billboard frame fell 20 feet just before noon Tuesday as the crane equipment somehow failed. The two were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the accident around 11:30 a.m. near the 110 Freeway offramp, where the billboard frame is connected to a pedestrian bridge over Gaffey Street.
SkyCal was overhead at noon and captured images of an empty, damaged crane box and fire crews were still at the accident. site.
LAFD reported that a technical rescue was canceled as the two workers were not trapped in the crane box.
The exact cause of the crane accident is not known at this time. Supervisor Janice Hahn wrote on her Twitter page, "Praying that both workers who were injured will be ok," Their condition is also not known.
Los Angeles city leaders, representing San Pedro have long fought for the billboard's removal, calling it an eyesore and a public safety issue.
Future plans include beautifying the pedestrian bridge following the billboard's complete removal.
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First published on July 18, 2023 / 12:26 PM
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