The lift, owned by Belgian rental company Maes, was working in a farm yard installing a mobile phone antenna to the top of a silo. In order to reach a specific point the lift was repositioned, set up and the boom extended when one of the outrigger jacks punched through an old concrete base into the soft ground below.
It looks as though outrigger mats were used, at least on one of the front outriggers. Although given the size of the machine and the uncertainties of farm yard concrete they may have been a little on the small side.
The boom was totally written off while the chassis may have escaped serious damage. No one was seriously injured, two heavy duty loader cranes and excavator were called into to recover the stricken vehicle.
Category: Accident Report