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Crane Accident: 'I Heard a Loud Boom' [VIDEO]

Neighbors and officials recount the crane accident Thursday on Woodland Avenue in Haddonfield.

Joanna McDonald said she had just walked through the front door of her home in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Haddonfield shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday when she heard a loud "boom!"

"I came to the door and saw this truck on its side," she said. "I thought 'That's not supposed to be like that.'"

The bucket truck fell to its side, trapping the crane operator inside the cab. He was removed uninjured by firefighters after power to nearby electrical wires was shut off. Another worker wasn't so lucky. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital with a fractured leg, officials said.

The truck fell over because the tree it was being used to remove was heavier than expected, authorities said

The workers are employees of Hyperion Tree Service of Moorestown.

McDonald said a tree in her backyard just missed the same home a few years ago. She said she heard her neighbors say today that maybe they need to move to a neighborhood with no trees.

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