Crane Accidents

German Nuclear Reactor Shut Down by Crane Accident

07/29/08

Biblis, Germany

One of Germany’s 17 functioning nuclear reactors was shut down Tuesday after a crane snagged an electric power cable outside its compound at Biblis, south of Frankfurt.

Electricity company RWE said the turbine connected to reactor B, one of two reactors at the Biblis power station, automatically shut off after the remotely-controlled crane bumped a high-voltage line during construction work at a water-treatment plant.

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