Crane Accidents

Tower Crane Pad Gives Way

07/14/14

 Vienna, Austria

A tower crane crashed onto the roof of apartment block in Vienna on Saturday after part of the slab it was sitting on broke away.

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The cracked base caused the free standing tower to fall into the building

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The crane’s counterweight crashed through the roof

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The corner of the concrete pad cracked

The crane’s back-mast and top counterweight crashed through the roof into the apartment below – the emergency services evacuated 18 people form the building and an adjoining block and thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. The crane was recovered and removed by late on Saturday allowing repairs to begin.

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A photo taken the day after indicates a void under the pad

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