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Tuesday, 12 February, 2002, 14:05 GMT
Man injured after crane falls
Workman was trapped under crane for two hours
Workman was trapped under crane for two hours
A workman has been been injured after a crane toppled over in west Belfast.

The accident happened on a building site on the Stewartstown Road as the crane was being used to unload materials at about 0900 GMT on Tuesday.

The man was trapped underneath the crane when it fell into apartments being built on the site.

An ambulance crew managed to free him and it is understood he has no major injuries.

The crane fell into the site
The crane fell into the site

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where his condition is described as "stable".

Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Butler was driving past the building site when the accident happened.

"It came crashing down, very close to the road and I slammed on the brakes because I thought the whole thing was coming down onto the roadway.

"It was very frightening," he said.

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BBC NI's Malachy McCourt reports:
"The man had a lucky escape after being trapped for two hours"
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15 Jan 01 | Northern Ireland
Man 'lucky to survive' crane fall
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