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Crane topples into bay, spills hydraulic fluid in Atlantic City

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:48 pm

Crews were cleaning up a spill Tuesday night of 50 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the Absecon Bay near Rhode Island Avenue.

The Coast Guard responded to an overturned crane in the bay around 6:30 p.m. that leaked the fluid into the water. A local environmental control team responded and deployed two small sections of containment boom to prevent the fluid from spreading.

Authorities say the crane toppled over while loading the fishing boat Michael Junior and spilled the fluid. The crane operator was taken to a local hospital for a possible head injury.

The Coast Guard, Atlantic City police, fire and EMS responded to the scene.

The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

To view video of the response visit here: http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=1878558

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