Construction can be very dangerous – in fact, it’s statistically one of the most dangerous professions out there when it comes to the number of deaths per the number of workers. Some workers in Fresno, California recently saw firsthand some of the dangers of construction when a crane tipped over and absolutely demolished a Chevy Silverado pickup. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.
Per a report from local Fox News affiliate KMPH-TV, the crane was lifting lumber for a building project in central Fresno when it tipped over onto its side, landing directly on the Chevy Silverado. The pickup’s owner and his nephew apparently had to run out of the way of the tipping crane as it fell.
The crane’s boom landed squarely on the cab of the Chevy Silverado, flattening it in dramatic fashion. Photos from the scene show the pickup truck buckled underneath the heavy equipment, the body slammed into the pavement, with nothing remaining of the cabin other than a tangled mess of metal, rubber, and glass. Two of the door frames are seen sticking up around the sides of the vehicle, while the roof is smashed in against the floor of the vehicle. The front end is seen sticking up at an awkward angle, the hood separated from the front fascia, the lower bumper hanging off.
The report indicates that the Chevy Silverado is a total loss, which seems obvious given the state of the truck revealed in photos. In addition, the report says that the vehicle owner also lost many of his tools, which were inside the Silverado at the time of the accident.
The OSHA is now investigating the accident to determine if the crane was properly operated at the time of the incident.
While seeing the Chevy Silverado flattened like a pancake is definitely heartbreaking, the more important thing is that no one was hurt.