Crane Accidents

Crane Fire Closes Road

07/29/13

Penrith, Cumbria UK

A mobile crane caught fire yesterday near Penrith, Cumbria, in the UK causing a major road closure.

The crane was travelling on the A66 road when it caught fire and burnt to a level that will probably result in it being scrapped. At this stage we understand that the unit is a Mammoet UK crane, but have no idea yet what caused the fire. We understand that no one was hurt in the incident and that it will be removed/recovered tonight.

Crane Fire 8-2-2013 1-02-14 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The burnt out crane

 

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