Crane fall in North Myrtle Beach
No one was injured when a crane toppled into a North Myrtle Beach home under construction Tuesday morning.
North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue crews were called out to the construction site about 8:10 a.m. in the Ocean Pines neighborhood on Ashland Avenue near Sixth Avenue South.
The construction workers were preparing to set roof trusses when outriggers on the driver’s side became compromised and the machine tipped over, according to Fire Chief Garry Spain with NMBFR.
Pool deck and railings directly behind the unfinished home in The Lake at Belle Park subdivision suffered some minor damage when the crane came crashing through. Two other cranes were being used by the construction company in effort to right the collapsed crane, Spain said.
Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach spokesman, confirmed no one was hurt during the crash. Horry County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene.
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