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Crane Operator Injured in Worksite Accident

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An Omaha crane operator suffered on the job injuries, in a construction accident, when the 140,000 pound crane he was on slipped down an embankment and into the Papio Creek trapping him inside the cab.

The worker was trapped for almost an hour. Firefighters were able to release him from the cab with the Jaws of Life, according to the Omaha Fire Department.

He was treated for hypothermia and is listed at Nebraska Medical Center in fair condition.

After an initial investigation, it appears slippery pads on the crane may have been a contributing factor to the accident. It took crews nearly all day to lift the crane out of the water.