Crane Accidents

Crane topples over near Naples Beach Hotel


Naples, Florida

Palm Tree Tips Crane in Naples 2011A 103-foot crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon in a residential area along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples.

Nobody was hurt as the crane, valued at $280,000, fell over while an operator moved a palm tree at 779 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. The lot has a 32,000-square-foot house located south of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.

Firefighters responded and cleaned up fuel leaking from the crane, but a larger crane will be needed to lift it off its side. It is expected to be removed today.

The crane’s boom and cab were heavily damaged, and the machine likely will be a total loss. The accident caused minor damage to the pool area and a roof.

Miami-based Harrison Crane was the operator.

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