Crane Accidents

Crane Overturns on Wind Farm

05/8/13

Fitjar, Norway

A 500 tonne crane overturned early on Wednesday morning while relocating on a wind farm in Fitjar, to the south of Bergen in western Norway.

The crane a 500 tonne Liebherr owned by Nordic Crane, had completed a lift installing the blades on a turbine and was being moved during the night to another location, with luffing jib counterweight and Y-Guy super lift system in site when it lost stability and overturned.
We understand that no one was hurt in the incident and the damage was limited to the crane. The cause of the overturn is being investigated but we understand that initial blame is being directed at the condition or design of the tracks/roads.

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