40-Ton Crane Collapses, Traps Worker in South Park

A 40-ton truck crane collapsed, trapping one worker and closing the southbound lanes of State Route 15 at State Route 94 Wednesday.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The worker was moving large white concrete blocks that usually line the side of the highway as part of a Caltrans project.

He works for Western Rim Construction, which is based in Escondido. We don't know the extent of his injuries, but someone from Western Rim said they are not life threatening.

No details were provided on what caused the crane to tip over. l.

The crane was towed away and the lanes were reopened by 5 a.m.

The crane is owned by Lakeside-based Bob's Crane Service, a rental company that's been in business for 30 years.

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