Excavator overturns while demolishing Chelsea home; operator escapes injury
An excavator overturned while demolishing a Chelsea home Thursday morning but the driver escaped injury, officials said.
An excavator operator was tearing down a two-story wood-frame home on 42 Blossom St. when the excavator turned on its side at 9:56 a.m., said Chelsea Fire Chief Leonard A. Albanese.
“It rolled on its side while it was working. The driver was able to self-extricate,” Albanese said.
The man was uninjured, Albanese said. Chelsea fire responded to the scene, and it wasn’t known why the excavator flipped. .
“The machine is righted back up and they’re trying to figure out how they’ll complete the rest of the project from here,” Albanese said.