ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A home security camera caught the moment a large crane came toppling down onto a home in Orlando's Baldwin Park neighborhood on Tuesday, splitting the roof in half.
The base of the crane gave way, tipping over, and the mast slammed into the roof. What you don't see in this neighbor's security camera video are the workers on the back side of the home, who narrowly avoided being hit.
"We had four guys on the backside of the roof working when the crane fell it missed them all and thank the Lord nobody was hurt," said Trevor Switzer with Gold Key Roofing.
Hurricane Irma ripped several shingles off the back of the roof and the homeowners were having them replaced.
According to the corporate director of safety and compliance for Beyel Brothers Crane and Rigging, a preliminary investigation reveals there was "bad footing," or "soft ground under their outrigger."
Switzer said most of the damage appears to be contained to the roof and attic. The homeowners are assessing that damage with their structural engineer to determine the severity.