Crane Accident Injures Man

An Alabama man is in the hospital tonight after his leg was crushed in a construction accident. It happened this afternoon at the old Gold Shore Casino site in downtown Biloxi. 79 year old T.J. Ellis was operating a crane when a huge concrete column fell on top of it, crushing the cab.

Ellis was trapped below the concrete and tangled in the crane's operating pedals. Rescuers brought in another crane to lift the concrete up, so workers could cut away the cab to free Ellis.

Tonight, he's at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, listed in serious but stable condition.