The boom on a 65-ton crane crashed onto the roof of a house Friday when the machine tipped, taking down power lines and leaving about 400 residents without electricity, authorities said. [...] The 185-foot crane, which had been erecting poles for the Anaheim Public Utility, tore a long, deep hole through the middle of the roof, Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Sabol said. The end of the boom landed in the back yard of a second home. All four tires supporting the crane's deck were off the ground as the machine balanced on two extended legs and the roof of the single-story house.


4 Responses:

  1. feren says:

    You just know that dude's insurance company is going to take him to the cleaners.

  2. waider says:

    For some reason, looking at that picture makes me think "skateboard" and "big air".

  3. linoleumcp says:

    This was on local news last night.

    All I have to say is, you should have seen the size of the crane they had to use to free that crane.

  4. ammonoid says:

    Wow, I feel really safe. There's a huge crane right behind my apartment building.