Authorities say Ind. man killed when crane fell as workers cleaned up train derailment

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in Indiana say a worker cleaning up after a train derailment was killed when a crane fell on him.

The accident happened Thursday in Jackson Township in northwest Indiana.

The Times of Munster says the Porter County sheriff's department identified the victim as 43-year-old Michael Bowling of Dyer.

Sheriff's spokesman Chris Eckert says Bowling was overseeing the clearing of rail cars and containers when the crane became unstable and fell. Bowling wasn't operating the crane.

No other injuries were reported.

Officials say Cranemasters was hired to clean up after 14 cars in a 42-car Chicago-bound freight train derailed Wednesday.

The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating.