Man seriously injured after becoming trapped inside fallen crane

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It took a mammoth two-hour rescue mission to save the operator whose legs were crushed.

The force of the toppling machine on a Wanneroo worksite caused nearby homes to shudder.

Helen Richardson said she heard a “big bang” as the crane collapsed on Nicholas Road at midday on Monday.

“We both looked up and thought, ‘I wonder what that noise was’,” she said.

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Workers and emergency services scrambled to free the man inside.

He was loaded into a helicopter and flown to Royal Perth Hospital for emergency surgery.

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