Crane Accidents

Telehandler Overturns


San Diego, California

A telehandler overturned on Saturday near San Diego, and was left hanging over Interstate 805 before it was rescued.

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The telehander hangs over Interstate 805

The incident occurred on the construction of a new overpass in Chula Vista. The operator was thrown from cab where he was treated for a head injuries. A recovery team pulled the machine, a high boom JCB, down on to the hard shoulder of the road. Before lifting it onto a trailer.

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The telehandler was pulled down onto road level

The machine appears to have its stabilizers extended and boom fully retracted and only slightly elevated.

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