Crane Accidents

Construction Accident

05/27/03

Henrico County, Virginia

The soggy ground is to blame for an accident that sent a crane truck into a Henrico home Tuesday. It happened while workers were taking down tree limbs in front of the house. A jack that supports the truck sunk into the mud, sending the truck onto its side. It clipped a portion of the house. No one was home at the time.

Editorial note: Soft ground is not the “blame” for this incident. Blame should be placed on the crane operator for failing to place mats under the outriggers.

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