Crane smashes McDonald's roof

A crane has toppled through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant while making a delivery in County Durham. It happened at the fast food giant's outlet in Consett.

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McDonald's statement

“This afternoon a crane has caused damage to the roof of our Consett restaurant. The crane had been on site to carry out scheduled development work and toppled while moving an outdoor chiller unit.

“Thankfully nobody was injured. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and the restaurant will remain closed while the damage is fully assessed.”

– McDonald's spokesman

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A crane has toppled through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant while making a delivery. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The crane toppled through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant in Consett. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The McDonald's in Consett. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Staff waiting outside the restaurant in Consett. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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BREAKING: Crane crashes through McDonald's roof

A crane has toppled through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant while making a delivery in County Durham.

The incident happened at the fast food giant's outlet in Consett.

Brett Cooper, a 41-year-old geologist from Consett, said: "I'm not sure if it was lifting a freezer or an air con unit but it seems to have just gone over.

"Contractors have been working at the McDonald's so the drive-through has been closed but the restaurant was still open.

"There were people in there when the crane went through.

"I think they will need another crane to get it out."

It was not believed there were any injuries

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