Crane incident makes house uninhabitable

IMPACTED: Significant damage could be seen to the exterior of the house and roof, but no crane was in sight.

A MOUNT Gambier house is worse for wear after an incident with a crane left the structure uninhabitable this week.

Police, State Emergency Service (SES) and the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) all attended the scene in Hanson Street following the incident just before noon on Wednesday.

Significant damage could be seen to the property’s exterior walls, roof and porch.

A police investigations unit attended the site after first responders arrived, with police officers knocking on neighbours’ doors asking if they had seen the incident.

“A 60-year-old local man was driving the hired crane,” a police spokesperson said.

“Fortunately, there were no injuries, however, the house sustained significant damage and is uninhabitable.

“Local police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.”