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Man Injured When Crane Tips Over In Ventura County

(Oxnard Fire Department Photo)
Crane accident seriously injures man in Oxnard

State workplace safety officials are trying to figure out exactly what led to an accident which left a worker on an aerial basket truck seriously injured on the South Coast.

It happened at about 11 a.m. yesterday, near the intersection of Mariposa and Elder Streets in Oxnard. A crane truck tipped over, hitting a basket truck which had a man onboard the basket.

The man suffered a serious head injury. His name hasn’t been released. The crews were apparently working on power lines in the area.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.