Crane falls over onto roofs of two Tennessee homes

Ben Hooper

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in Tennessee said no one was hurt when a massive crane toppled over in a neighborhood and crashed through the roofs of two houses.

The Chattanooga Fire Department posted photos to Twitter showing the crane on its side with its massive boom stretched over the roof of one house and the top of the boom resting on a second roof.


The fire department said a tree-trimming company had been using the crane to remove a large log when the vehicle fell over.

Crews were summoned to remove the crane and ended up renting two larger cranes to lift the fallen equipment.

The road was reopened to traffic Friday night and firefighters placed tarps over the damaged roofs to protect the insides of the homes from weather.

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