No One Injured In Crane Accident On Wednesday

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018
A crane operated by Big Woody's tree trimming business toppled on top of some townhomes in the Jackson Square subdivision in the 1700 block of E. Boy Scout Road around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Fortunately, no one was injured.
Chattanooga firefighters and police officers responded to the scene and promptly shut down E. Boy Scout Road to protect the general public. 

After determining a course of action, two wreckers with Doug Yates Towing and Recovery were brought in to lift and remove the crane from the townhomes. It was a tricky operation as precautions had to be taken so that an underground gas line and high-voltage power transmission lines above were not adversely impacted. The wrecker operators worked in tandem to slowly lift and remove the crane. Shortly after 6 p.m., the operation was completed. 

Assistant Chief Danny Hague with the fire department's Special Operation division said three townhomes were damaged by the fallen crane. A city building inspector condemned two of the three townhomes, meaning that they cannot be re-occupied until sufficient repairs are made.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to provide assistance to two families that were displaced by the accident. 
Breaking News
Resurfacing Prompts Lane Closures On Interstate 24 In Marion County
  • 5/28/2024

Drivers traveling on I-24 in Marion County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an impact on traffic. Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews ... more

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report
  • 5/28/2024

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report. (If your case is dismissed, just email us your name and date we ran it and we will promptly take off. Email to ) AMBROCIA ... more

Hotel, Residential, Parking Deck, New Greenway To Be Part Of New Mixed Use Development At 9-Acre Eureka Foundry Site
  • 5/27/2024

A hotel, residential and parking deck and possible new greenway will be part of the redevelopment of the nine-acre Eureka Foundry. The brick foundry, that also includes some wooden buildings, ... more