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Firefighters rescue crane operator

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EMERSON, N.J. (AP) - Firefighters in northern New Jersey rescued an Iowa man when his bucket crane buckled.

Josh Lovell of Melcher, Iowa, was working on lights when the crane broke Tuesday.

Emerson Police Chief Donald Rossi tells The Record newspaper the crane's hydraulic line snapped, causing the bucket to drop about 40 feet. The crane was bent at a 90-degree angle.

Lovell says he hung on for dear life until help arrived.

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