Crane Accidents

Fatal Tower Crane Incident

06/12/14

Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland

One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in the town of Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland yesterday.

The two men were trying to fix a problem with the crane and were both in the cab when it went over late last night. The crane, a regular saddle jib unit, with concrete ballasted free standing base, overturned at its base.

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The crane overturned at the base

The two were airlifted to nearby Lausanne, with one of them, a French citizen aged 33 died shortly after his arrival at the hospital, the other a Swiss, 35, is said to be in serious condition.

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The crane was a regular saddle jib crane

A third man was on site at the time working on the ground and was unhurt, but suffering from shock.

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The two men were in the cab when the crane went over

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