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Photos: Backhoe tips over in demolition accident

Posted on: 11:15 am, November 26, 2012, by

Demolition of an abandoned Rock Island house was halted for a short time Monday when a backhoe tipped over.

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at a house under demolition near 19th Street and 6th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.

As the backhoe was used to help tear down the abandoned home, a section of the home’s floor reportedly collapsed.  That’s when the backhoe tipped over, striking a neighboring house.

Damage to the neighboring home was minimal.  No injuries were reported.

The backhoe was upright and demolition work resumed by about 11 a.m. 

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