Crane Accidents

Crane Plunges Down 20m Embankment

04/21/11

Australia

Australia - Crane's Brakes Fail - Falls Down EmbankmentA 16-TONNE crane plunged down a 20-metre embankment at Wongawallan on the Gold Coast this morning.

The incident happened on Tamborine-Oxenford Road about 8.50am, when the crane’s brakes are believed to have failed as it went down a hill.

Two men were in the crane and were treated by ambulance officers at the scene for non life-threatening injuries.

Police and Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the incident.

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