Crane Accidents

Too Low for Lift

05/29/12

New South Wales, Australia

A truck mounted utility platform rammed a bridge in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, earlier this morning, ripping it from its chassis.

The driver appears to have stowed the lift correctly, but simply under estimated the height of the bridge or was unaware that his platform, a relatively recent Versalift, was four metres high?

Lift Smashes Overpass

No one was hurt in the incident, but the lift and the truck will take some work. The rail bridge is not believed to have been badly damaged but RailCorp sent an engineer out to check it.

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