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.


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