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Crane Tips Over at Naples Home


Naples, Florida

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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.

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