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Crane falls on houses and power lines in Worcester

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Crane falls on houses and power lines in Worcester

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A crane used by a tree crew overturned Thursday on homes in Worcester and nearby power lines. Sky5 flew over the neighborhood on Cumberland Street and saw the crane resting on the roof of a house and on the front of a neighboring house. A Connecticut task force had the tree pruning crane fully deployed when it fell and landed on both houses. A worker was inside the dumpster of the crashed vehicle. The worker had to wait almost an hour for power to the area to be cut off before he could be rescued. He was taken to a local hospital but should be fine. Workers at the scene said one of the crane’s stabilizers fell into a pit. The scene video shows three of the stabilizers fully deployed, but the lower one is not fully extended the way, partially stuck in the super saturated soil. Several trees were damaged, apparently by the fall of the crane, and fallen wires were seen tangled with the crane and the tie. Several hours after the incident, crews worked to try to put the crane back in place. The teams were forced to cut the arrow into pieces because it did not retract on its own. Workers at the scene called the incident an abnormal accident, but OSHA and state investigators will determine exactly what happened. No one was inside the houses at the time.

A crane used by a tree crew overturned Thursday on homes in Worcester and nearby power lines.

Sky5 flew over the neighborhood on Cumberland Street and saw the crane resting on the roof of a house and on the facade of a neighboring house.

A Connecticut task force had the tree pruning crane fully deployed when it fell and landed on both houses. A worker was inside the dumpster of the crashed vehicle.

The worker had to wait almost an hour for power to the area to be cut off before he could be rescued. He was taken to a local hospital, but was expected to be okay.

Workers at the scene said one of the crane’s stabilizers fell into a pit.

The scene video shows three of the stabilizers fully extended, but the lower one is not fully extended, partially stuck in the super saturated soil.

Several trees were damaged, apparently by the fall of the crane, and fallen wires were seen tangled with the crane and the tie.

Several hours after the incident, the teams tried to straighten the crane. The teams were forced to cut the arrow into pieces because it did not retract on its own.

Crane falls on houses and power lines in Worcester

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Workers at the scene called the incident an abnormal accident, but OSHA and state investigators will determine exactly what happened.

No one was inside the houses at the time.

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