Photos: Backhoe tips over in demolition accident

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. 


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,069 other followers