Crane Accidents

Crane over in Manhattan

05/29/13

Manhattan, New York

 

A large crane fell over while doing work near the Water Club restaurant on the East River on Wednesday. No one was injured.Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like a simple case of overload

A crane fell over near the Water Club restaurant on the East River during morning rush hour Wednesday.

A crane repairing a bulkhead near the Water Club restaurant in east Manhattan toppled on Wednesday morning, giving a shock to rush hour commuters along the FDR Dr.

No one was injured when 20-ton crane fell over a little before 9 a.m. while doing work on a bulkhead on the southern end of the famed East River eatery.

 

Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workers said the crane was doing work on a bulkhead on the south end of the restaurant when it became snagged on a barge support beam and fell over.

Workers said the crane, which was on a work barge, got stuck on a support beam when it suddenly crashed forward, sending its back wheels in the air.

The scene slowed traffic along the FDR, while some passersby, including one pedaling a rented CitiBike, stopped to gawk and snap photos.

Crane Overturns NY 5-29-2013 2-18-06 PM - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The odd scene caught the eye of commuters and by-passers during the mid-morning rush.

The crane, a Grove RT540E owned by Phoenix Marine, was properly set up and had all of its boom extended, so it looks as though it was a clear case of overload, possibly caused by the load hanging up. The Department of Buildings was looking into the incident, a spokesman said.

 

Category: Accident Report, Articles, News

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply