A crane boom crashed into several homes, causing injuries in Lauderhill, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018, a fire official said. Authorities say at least two people were injured when the crane collapsed. Lauderhill Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jerry Gonzalez says the crane was being used to put up Florida Power and Light electric poles when it fell onto two houses. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

2 injured when crane collapses in Florida neighborhood

May 30, 2018 - 5:56 pm

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least two people were injured when a crane collapsed on two homes in a Florida neighborhood.

Lauderhill Fire Rescue Capt. Jerry Gonzalez says tge crane was being used to put up Florida Power & Light electric poles Wednesday afternoon when it fell on the two houses.

No fatalities were reported, and Gonzalez wasn't sure of the extent of the injuries.

Gonzalez says firefighters are going through the houses to make sure no one else was inside. The crane smashed through the roof of one of the homes, causing extensive damage.

Gonzalez says it wasn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.

FPL spokesman Richard Beltran confirmsd the crane was being operated by a contractor when it tipped over. He had no additional information.

Lauderhill is northwest of Fort Lauderdale.

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