Crane Accidents

Crane Tips Over on Highway

09/17/13

Black Canyon City, Ariz

A crane tipped over on northbound Interstate 17 at milepost 247 near Bumble Bee Monday morning.

The crane tipped over when crews retracted the braces in order to move it at about 2 a.m., according to Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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A crane tipped over on northbound Interstate 17 near Bumble Bee.

The crane came to rest on the side of a hill approaching the Bumble Bee exit.

There were no injuries reported.

At about noon, northbound I-17 was closed at Black Canyon City in order for crews to upright the rig.

The left lane was reopened at approximately 1:20 p.m., but the right lane remained closed until about 3:30 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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The operator retracted the outriggers on one side causing the crane to lose stability

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No one was hurt in the incident although the road was closed for a short spell while two truck cranes came to the rescue of the stricken RT. 

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One Response

  1. Ivy Baker says:

    It seems like getting this crane to be upright again would be difficult. They would probably need to get another crane there to move this one. I guess you should always make sure that the person operating the crane knows what they are doing. That way, you don’t have to deal with something like this.

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