WATCH: House raising quickly becomes house demolition

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When you "raise the roof," there's always a chance it could come crashing down all around you. (Storyful)

When you "raise the roof," there's always a chance it could come crashing down all around you.

And for homeowners in Milford, Connecticut, an expensive project to lift their beach house onto pilings turned disastrous.

Firefighters told a reporter that the home shifted suddenly on the pilings and gave way.

One worker was injured but expected is to OK.

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The home had been damaged by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

The distraught homeowners made the decision to demolish the home within minutes after its fall.

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