Crane Accidents

Boom Fails

08/25/00

Zug Island, Michigan

Terex boom crater Zug Island Michigan 2000Terex boom crater.  This accident occurred at Great Lakes Steel, on Zug Island, Michigan. This photo is of an almost new 35 ton Terex (under 500 hrs.). The operator was furnished with an incorrect weight on the pick.

The lift was over the capacity for the jib, yet the boom failed before the jib.

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