Crane Accidents

Crane Drops Jib

03/29/14

 London, UK

A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries.

The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It is the same type of crane that was involved in an almost identical incident in Wapping, London, last year.

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The crane jib dropped onto a structure adjacent to the rear of the site

Local reports suggest that it struck a building to the rear of a Golf shop and that a family was evacuated as a precaution.

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