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A Crane, A Pool, and A House -- What Could Go Wrong? This...


“At that point, what can you do?”

It's common for small cranes to deliver and install pools. But you have to know that if we're writing a story about it, something went horribly wrong.

On Friday, during a routing install, the crane delivering a pool in Minnesota over extended, tipping over and crashing into the house below:

WCCO-TV has more:

The pool’s weight was too much for the crane and it caused the crane to collapse onto the garage. In the fall, the crane took out the chimney and the pool hit a new fence.

“At that point, what can you do?” Krause said. “Your Friday went backwards.”

By Saturday evening, the pool was in its proper place, and the crane had been removed. However, the accident is one home improvement mishap that those involved will likely remember.

The homeowners said an electrical short in the crane may have caused it to extend farther than it should while carrying that kind of weight.

They had a good attitude about the damage and said they were new to the area and this allowed them to meet their neighbors.

The station's full report is worth watching, as it has audio of the incident, which might be just as good as the video:

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