Tree-cutting crane flips over, crashes into home in Broadmoor

A tree cutting crane flips and crushes house on Bruce Avenue
A tree cutting crane flips and crushes house on Bruce Avenue(KSLA)
Published: Aug. 20, 2022 at 12:06 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2022 at 1:05 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A Broadmoor home’s roof was crushed as a tree service crane vehicle flipped over onto it.

On Aug. 20 around 9 a.m., the Shreveport Fire Department responded to a dispatch in the 100 block of Bruce Avenue. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered that a tree-cutting service crane vehicle had flipped over and crashed into a home.

There were no injuries to the home’s occupants or the crane operators.

“It appears to be something that went awry when it came to the weight after they cut a section of the tree off and it caused what you see to happen. In doing so, the boom of the truck went through the house and so it damaged the house significantly. The occupants inside the house were able to get out on the opposite side. They were not hurt. No injuries reported. The driver of the crane was not injured as well. We were able to get the occupants out through the side window and we saw the extent of damage of the house. So, we notified the Red Cross. The Red Cross is providing them some materials that they may need,” said Mark Guastella, assistant chief with SFD.

Some power lines were damaged in the incident. SWEPCO responded to the scene to assist.

“Most people consider this an organization that deals with major natural disasters. Whether it be hurricanes or tornadoes, even wars and things of that nature. What we do mostly is assist individual citizens with damages such as the crane incident,” said Nicholas Campbell, with the American Red Cross Shreveport.

Campbell said to call 1-800-RED-CROSS if you ever feel like you need their assistance.