BY LARRY COLLINSOn November 15, 1999, a crane overturned onto a restaurant on the historic Malibu Pier while transporting a 3,000-pound piece of hardware for a pile-driving operation to renovate the pier's storm-damaged understructure. As the heavily laden boom crashed through the roof of landmark Alice's Restaurant, the driver's cage was crushed against a concrete wall separating a parking lot from the pier structure, pinching the 19-year-old operator between the wall and the body of the crane. Firefighters from the County of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department (LACFD) spent several hours using cranes, rescue air bags, extensive shoring and cribbing, cutting and breaching, and o...

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