Construction equipment falls off Camelback Mountain cliff in Phoenix – Arizona News

Construction equipment falls off Camelback Mountain cliff in Phoenix – Arizona News

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Construction workers were working on a house on Camelback Mountain on June 28, 2017, when a truck and equipment fell off a cliff. The Phoenix Fire Department is working to help remove the truck and equipment. Josiah Destin/azcentral.com

Crews were working on the west side of Camelback Mountain on Wednesday afternoon to retrieve a truck and a large piece of construction equipment that plummeted off the side of a cliff earlier in the day.

No one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m.

The truck and the large backhoe fell about 80 feet from a construction site above, where work was taking place at a home near Cliffside Drive and Grandview Road, on the west side of Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Fire Department said.

Fire officials were called to the scene after a wreckage company was unable to remove the vehicles, which were on their side in a rugged area on the mountain, fire officials said.

Shortly before 5 p.m., five tow trucks had driven to the mountain to help remove the equipment.

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