Grand Meadow, Minnesota
An operator was injured this afternoon when his crane overturned and his cab was damaged in Grand Meadow, Minnesota
The crane a 550 ton seven axle Grove GMK7550 owned by Dawes Cranes was rigged with a jib and working on a wind turbine when it went over. The crane looks to have been well set up and it is assumed that the wind took the load out of radius or caused it to spin causing an overload and striking the cab, although we have seen no firm evidence of this.
A view from the side
Another View of the Crane
The operator’s cab was badly damaged
The crane was rigged with a jib