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.