Two men were injured yesterday after the truck crane they were using overturned onto a house in Issaquah, Washington, south west of Seattle. The two, one of whom was the crane operator, were part of a team removing a tree from the back yard of the house. Thankfully the building was unoccupied at the time and no one else was involved in the incident.
The crane, a new National Crane NTC 55L with 46 metres of main boom, belongs to Eastside Tree Works and was lifting over of the rear to remove a section of a large tree in the steeply sloping back yard of the home when it overturned. It looks as though the cribbing under one of the outriggers may have shifted, but that could easily have happened as the crane tipped. More likely the crane took too big or heavy a tree section and over it went. The crane cab struck the roof of the building but remained intact.
Photos courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue
The video footage below is raw drone footage from the site: