Families without water after Lauderhill crane collapse

Posted at 12:28 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 19:05:08-04

Thursday morning crews in South Florida were still awaiting the arrival of OSHA investigators before they are able to remove a collapsed crane.

Firefighters are trying to determine what caused the crane to topple over and whether a water main break or the soggy ground had anything to do with it.

It was a rough night for dozens of people who spent part of Wednesday evening without power.
The lights did not come back on until one Thursday morning.

One family said they were also without water early Thursday.

"(We're) doing what we usually do during a hurricane, no different," Brandie said. "The person with the house, destroyed, is probably the most important right now. We can go without water, we have a house with a roof." 

Two people including the crane operator received minor injuries.

The crane company, Sims, was replacing power poles in the neighborhood. FPL hired them to do the work.

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