Crane lands on new funeral home
A mobile crane overturned in West Fargo, North Dakota, yesterday, with the boom landing on a new building causing considerable damage. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in the incident.
The building, currently under construction, is a new funeral home, which was close to completion. The crane, a truck mounted unit, is apparently owned by
Truck Utilities but was re-rented through Borsheim Crane Service. Truck Utilities said that the crane was not actually lifting anything when it went over, however the boom was almost fully extended.
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The boom caused considerable damage
This and other reports suggest that the ground must have given way under the outriggers.