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Overturned crane traps worker in Point Loma

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after the crane he was operating tipped over while lifting a cargo load.

It happened at about 1:45 p.m. Monday at a Scripps Institution of Oceanography facility along Rosecrans Street in Point Loma.

The crane was being used to hoist a container onto a boat when it fell over. The operator's cabin landed on an electrical box, causing a small fire and trapping the man inside.

Firefighters extricated the man and he was then airlifted to local a hospital.

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