Crane Accidents

Self-erecting Crane Overturns in Netherlands


Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Crane Overturns Netherlands 2012

A mobile self-erecting tower crane overturned in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands on Friday after its outriggers sank in soft sand.

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The crane, mounted on an articulated trailer appears to have been lifting pallets of paving blocks to the rear of a new warehouse, under construction at the town’s industrial park.

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The crane is owned and operated by local builder and steel erector De Moor Montage. Thankfully there were no injuries and the damage to the building looks light.

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Company owner André de Moor is reported as saying that the damage amounts to around €10,000. The crane was being operated by remote controls.

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