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Metal crashes through Florida man's roof

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (NBC) - A chunk of metal apparently fell from the sky and crashed through a roof at a Florida home, leaving the homeowner to wonder where it came from.

The metal is heavy and sharp and crashed straight into Bill Hardy's bathroom.

The hole is there, you saw it, I mean you saw the damage. So whatever it is, it came from the sky," Hardy said.

The Federal Aviation Administration showed up on the scene. In investigating and determining what fell through Hardy's ceiling, the organization determined that it "did not come from an aircraft."

Hardy thinks that the metal most likely came from an industrial grinder that, unlike a horizontal grinder, opens to the sky. Right around the corner from Hardy's home is a construction site. No tub grinder is visible, but there is plenty of mulch. The company developing the land isn't responding to comments.

No injuries were reported. Hardy was home at the time of the incident, but was not in the bathroom.
"These things have gone over a mile when they're thrown out of a machine. A piece of steel hits it and it'll fly."


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