A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt.
The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing the jib from the large dockside tower crane, when it appears to have either been heavier than expected or was taken out of radius by wind causing an overload.
No one else was harmed or affected by the incident. Unusually in this type of incident the crane’s carrier cab broke free from its mounting points and was thrown to the ground, suggesting a severe impact.
The two cranes were involved in a tandem lift removing the tower crane’s jib.
The other crane in question – also owned by Nordic Crane – sustained damage to its boom. Nordic Crane is on site and co-operating with the investigation.
Category: Accident Report