Crane Accidents

Boom Lift Recovered


Chicago River

A boom lift has been recovered from the Chicago River after the barge it was working from sunk.

The 60ft JLG 600S boom lift had been working on the Chicago Riverwalk extension project from a barge last month owned by Walsh Construction. Over the course of the night of June 10th, the barge took on water and eventually overturned and sank.

When the recovery began last week a diver was sent down to attach slings to the boom lift. The lift was then raised from the river mud by a large Link-Belt lattice boom crawler crane which was also working on the site.

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The recovered JLG boom lift

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Another picture of the recovered boom lift

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