Crane Accidents

Boom Collapses in New Jersey

12/22/00

Jersey City, NJ

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The operator backed the machine down an incline without first booming down to a safe boom angle.

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The boom collapsed over the back of the machine.

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From the photos, it appears there was nothing in the way that would have prevented the operator from swinging the crane around so that the boom would have been headed down the slope.

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