NEW ORLEANS - A construction crane toppled into the lobby of a Louisiana retirement home yesterday but missed patients’ rooms and no residents were injured, officials said.
One employee was taken to a hospital to be checked for possible injuries as a precaution, a spokesman said.
“It was really fortunate,’’ said Charlie Cavell, spokesman for Willis-Knighton Health System, which operates The Oaks in Shreveport. “It didn’t hit any patient areas or rooms.’’
The crane was brought to the site yesterday to replace air conditioning units in the home of 112 residents but had not yet been hooked up, Cavell said.
“One of the outrigger supports fell and that toppled the crane,’’ he said. “It was almost like someone taking a knife and cutting it. It went right down the middle of the common area.’’