ORLANDO, Fla. — A Baldwin Park family is back in their home after a crane collapsed during a roofing repair project in September.
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For the first time, one of the home owners is discussing the accident. Dana Loncar says she and her family will never forget that day in early September when she heard word of the accident at here home.
Loncar came home to find a massive crane had fallen into her home, leaving in its wake a big mess, and thousands of dollars in damages.
It took several hours for crews to get the crane out of the Loncars home. The contractor Gold Key Roofing, working initially on a roof replacement, quickly went into damage control, calling on Alair Homes to help with repairs.
“We would be staring at a very large hole in our roof if it were not for them. They were there the moment we learned about it, they were there with us all day long as we waited for the crane to be removed from our home, and they have been there with us every step of the way," Loncar said.
Now the Loncar home is fully repaired, except for a small exterior paint job.
“Within 24 hours, we were in here cleaning it up, meeting with the insurance company, and setting a plan on how to repair and get the home owner back in as soon as possible," Jeff Hewitt with Gold Key Roofing said.
The family moved back in before Thanksgiving and plans to host family for Christmas. Still, they will never forget the crane crash, adding a special crane Christmas tree ornament as a reminder of the accident.