Crane Accidents

Crane Toppled in Alabama

08/1/03

Alabama Crane Toppled in Alabama

A crane contractor in Alabama had a spreader system delivered outside the company’s main gate.

The crane tried to pick it up and walk it back to the building site but couldn’t due to new power lines put in place above the gate.

They decided to attach jib AND stinger and over-ride the computer. Even though the lift went off the chart, they attempted to lift it over the power line. You can see the results.

Fortunately the power line had not been energized yet.

Note the sign regarding safety!

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