A 103-foot crane toppled over while it was in use at a residential construction site Tuesday afternoon.
A 9-1-1 call was made at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday about the crane accident at 779 Gulf Shore Boulevard.
When emergency crews arrived, they were told the driver and operator of the train were in the middle of moving a palm tree around the pool area when the accident occurred.
The crane was positioned at the southwest corner of the 32,000 square-foot house under construction, located just south of the Naples Beach Club properties.
The crane boom was heavily damaged along with its cab.
The vehicle is a National 1800 crane with a 40 ton capacity, valued at $280,000 and operated by Harrison Crane out of Miami.
Officials said the crane will likely have to be righted by an even bigger crane.
Category: Accident Report