Margaret Moran

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June 10, 2013
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No one hurt after excavator falls into North Tahoe garage

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — No one was injured when an excavator fell onto a garage Monday afternoon on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.

Demolition equipment was being unloaded at the 1700 block of Highway 28 between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park in order to tear down a house below, said Mark Regan, fire marshal for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

The house’s roadside driveway gave way to the weight of the excavator at about 1 p.m., Regan said, tilting it into the unattached garage and collapsing the structure.

“The water, the gas, propane tanks have all been removed from the house because of demolition, so the main concern is we don’t want it shifting and falling into the new house that just got built,” said Regan, referring to a home adjacent to the one scheduled for demolition.

NLTFPD, Nevada Department of Transportation, Incline Village General Improvement District, Nevada Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol responded to the incident.

One-way alternate traffic was allowed at the scene while personnel tried to determine how to extract the heavy piece of construction equipment from the garage.

The excavator was removed and the scene cleared at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, an official said.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 11, 2013 11:50AM Published Jun 10, 2013 04:36PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.