ORLANDO, Fla. — Repairs have begun on the Baldwin Park, Fla. home that was damaged when a crane loading shingles onto the structure fell over onto it, appearing to slice the top part of the building in two.
ClickOrlando.com reports that the house is still getting plenty of attention from gawkers wanting to catch a glimpse of the house that gained media attention nationwide.
Concurrently, ClickOrlando reports that officials from Alair Homes, a construction company repairing the home, say the damage looks worse from afar than it is. Repairs are expected to take “a few weeks” to repair broken trusses.
On Sept. 5, several sources in the Orlando, Fla. area initially reported on the fallen crane.
WFTV, a local ABC affiliate, and WESH, an NBC affiliate, had stories about the incident. WESH also had surveillance video from a nearby residence that captured the event, albeit from a distance. The Orlando Fire Dept. also provided the public with photos of the incident before the fallen crane was moved.
Reporters for both stations said that a crane operated by Beyel Brothers Crane and Rigging was delivering shingles for an unidentified supplier to a roofing job being done by Gold Key Roofing in the Baldwin Park area of Orlando.
One of the supports for the crane, however, appeared to have been placed on a small grassy area that could not support the weight of the crane as the operator was attempting to move one of the loads of shingles to the roof.
Trevor Switzer, of Gold Key Roofing, said that the shingles had to be loaded via crane because there wasn’t any room around the house for any machinery, including a conveyor truck.
After the crane had fallen, it took two other cranes several hours to move the original one.
No one was injured in the incident.