NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A crane fell down between two buildings in Northeast Miami-Dade, causing a diesel spill and a power outage in the area.
Service workers from Florida Power and Light and Miami-Dade Police units responded to Northeast 111th Street and 14th Avenue, near Biscayne Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon.
7Skyforce captured the crane on its side between the two buildings.
Part of the crane fell on top of power lines, shutting down power for the entire area. As of 8 p.m., 100 customers were without electricity.
No injuries were reported.
The crane was in the neighborhood because crews were going to install concrete power poles. It remains unclear how the crane fell on its side.
Neighbors said they heard a big sound, which made them come outside.
“That is just scary. It sounded like a bunch of things falling to the ground,” said Saint, a resident in the area. “I was like, ‘Whoa.’ It’s, like, I know they were installing street poles around where I stay.”
Others said they first believed the smashing sound was the result of a police search.
“I heard a big boom, and my neighbor and I saw helicopters and things like that, so I thought they were after a criminal or something,” said Tyra Sanders.
Sanders said she heard the sound in the middle of grilling.
“Actually, I got my potato on the grill,” said Sanders. “It was kind of surprising.”
Saint said he walked outside wondering one thing.
“That was my first question, like, ‘Did anyone get hurt?'” he said. “It’s kinda scary, you know, knowing that could have happened to anybody, could have been on our end when they were working by our house and, like, you know, somebody could’ve been at home, and they got lucky that nobody was in the area when it hit the house.”
Crews may have to disassemble the crane in pieces to transport it away from the scene.
FPL and MDPD vehicles blocked 111th Street for hours.
The landlord who owns the four-unit apartment building near where the collapse took place told 7News that he’s making accommodations for his tenants.
On Thursday morning, crews continued working restore power in the area. Meanwhile, it remains unclear how many people are displaced as a result of this incident.
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