Crane Falls On Home In Genoa Township
October 23, 2017
Crews are working to upright a crane that took out power lines and hit a house in Genoa Township.
The Brighton Fire Department responded around 3pm after a crane fell on Sunrise Road, near the Lake Chemung exit and Grand River. Fire Chief Mike O’Brian says the 100-foot crane was doing tree removal work and fell, damaging a house and causing a pretty large power outage in the Sunrise Park area. He says luckily nobody was injured - the tree crew or the man operating the crane. A family of four has been displaced for the evening and multiple power lines are down in the area. He says it’s going to be a long night and probably into tomorrow before the vehicle is on all wheels and out.
O’Brian tells WHMI the crane was still on its side around 5:18pm and they were trying to come up with a plan to get it back on its feet and not damage the home anymore. He says Corrigan Towing is on scene, trying to evaluate what they can and can’t do with the systems on the truck. He says they’ll have get the boom either detached or retracted in before they can right side the crane, calling it a matter of time and patience. Photo courtesy Brighton Fire. (JM)