A 70 ton truck crane tipped over and sliced through a house in North Carolina yesterday evening while helping remove a large tree from its back yard. The accident occurred in the historic district of Gastonia, to the west of Charlotte, while working for Denton Tree Services. The crane, a Grove truck crane owned by AME of Charlotte was set up with the outriggers on the side of the load only partially extended in order to get closer into the building. The crane had apparently taken the weight of a large trunk section of the tree of that had just been cut, when according to an eye witnesses the “tree started swinging around” causing the crane to ‘teeter’ and then tip. As it tipped its boom sliced through the house, fortunately the only resident present was watching from the other side of the street.