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Tree takes crane over

A truck crane overturned onto a house in Slidell - across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, Louisiana - yesterday after one of its outriggers punched through the concrete drive while lifting tree limbs from the back of the building.
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photo courtesy Slidell Police Department

There were four people inside the house at the time, but neither they, nor the crane operator were seriously hurt, although one was treated for minor injuries.
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The concrete gave way under the weight of the crane and load photo courtesy St Tammany Fire Protection

The crane is a four axle boom truck model, owned and operated by Tree Tech of Louisiana.


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