Cleanup efforts ongoing after crane falls on home in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale rescue workers responded on a house Friday after a crane fell on the roof and damaged power lines.

According to Stephen Gollan, chief of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Brigade Battalion, the crane was moving a shed into a back yard when something went wrong and the crane collapsed on NE 57th St. in 1920.

Gollan said the family who live at home are on vacation, but authorities could rescue the dogs and cats that were still in the house.

“In most of the living area – kitchen, living room and dining room – the roof has completely collapsed into the living space. You know, we are so happy that no one was in this residence when it was taking place, ”said Gollan.

Authorities told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that a person suffered a slight scratch on their arm during the ordeal.

The crews worked on the house until about 2 a.m. on Saturday before returning shortly after sunrise to continue the cleanup.


The official cause of the crane collapse is being investigated.

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