Crane, flatbed truck needed to move 1000 Pound Man – Watch

Crane, flatbed truck needed to move 1000 Pound Man - Watch

A man weighing more than 1,000 lbs. was moved Sunday by a crane, then loaded onto a flatbed truck and taken down I-95 from Providence to his new home in Cranston.

A coalition consisting of the Providence and Cranston Fire Departments, Lifespan, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and Bay Crane Northeast helped move Brian Butler from his closing nursing home room to a new facility in Cranston on Sunday.

Michael Raia of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services says planning for the move began weeks ago.

“This is a patient with very complicated medical needs and it required a coordinated approach,” Raia told WJAR. “His [Butler] care and safety has been our top priority throughout this transport.”

WJAR-TV reports the transport took nearly seven hours.