Crane Helps Move 1,000-lb Man

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(WJAR) 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, Rhode Island to his new home in Cranston.

Brian Butler had been living at the Bannister House in Providence, but earlier this month it was announced the nursing home with $2 million in debt was closing down. All patients including Butler would need to be moved to other facilities.

Michael Raia of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services said planning to move Butler to the Eleanor Slater Hospital began weeks ago.

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

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