Crane crashes onto Mesa mobile home, knocks down power lines

No one was injured after a crane crashed onto two mobile homes in Mesa.

Video from SkyFOX shows the crane also knocked down power lines in the mobile home park near the Loop 202 and Main Street.

A spokesman from the Rural Metro Fire Department tells FOX 10 the crane operator was initially trapped but made it out of the crane and is safe.

Power in the area has been restored and a fuel spill is under control.

Officials told FOX 10 the operator had been resetting electrical poles around the mobile home park, but for unknown reasons, he did not set the crane outriggers to brace the enormous machine.

The weight became too much for the crane to be stable, and it tipped over, slamming the 100 foot-long arm onto the two homes. Fuel also leaked from the crane.

Both homes were vacant, and no one was injured.

Yolanda Corral, who lives in the area, was startled by the sound.

"It’s crazy, and I was scared," said Corral.

Bobby Allsop, who lives in the area, was not on this crane, but used to operate them for a living.

"When you get to the job, you set out your outriggers to stabilize it, and then you can raise the boom and set whatever you’re trying to set," said Allsop.

Power was eventually restored to the area, and after more than an hour of checking and double-checking, the overturned crane was coaxed back into position.

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