Woman narrowly escapes injury when ice chunk crashes through roof17/ 08/ 2015 en 2:57 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Woman narrowly escapes injury when ice chunk crashes through roof
CLARKSTON, Wash. –
A 92-year-old woman narrowly escaped injury late Monday night when a large chunk of ice fell from the sky and crashed through her roof just seconds after she had moved away from where it came in. There were no injuries, but the ice left a gaping hole in the woman’s home, which is located in the 1300 block of Maple Street in Clarkston. The incident caused considerable damage, officials say.
“It was scary,” James Fisher says. He lives about 50 yards from the house and says he heard the crash. “We think it was ice from a air liner flying over.”
Fisher says normally his grandmother is sitting at her sewing machine where the ice came through the roof at about 10:45 p.m., but she had decided to go to bed.
“Grandma was just feet away when it happened,” Fisher says. “She’s always sitting in front of her sewing machine and sewing, and she was like ‘I just feel like I don’t want to do it tonight and I’m going to just go to bed’ – and just literally seconds of her walking away, that happened.”
Asotin County Sheriff’s Detective Jackie Nichols says the approximately five pound piece of ice broke upon impact, with a piece of it traveling through the roof.
“The incident has been referred to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation,” Nichols says in a press release.
Fisher says there were several chunks of ice strewn about the property.
“It shattered like on the roof and and then out front. When we were coming down to the house running, we saw chunks about [the size of] a baseball all over the ground and smaller,” Fisher says, adding that there was even more ice inside the roof and on the floor of the home.
Fisher is estimating the damage at about $5,000.