Crane Accidents

Aluminium Crane Overturn

10/2/14

Weilerswist, South West of Cologne in Germany

A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne in Germany.

The crane was being used by a roofing company with the outriggers on one side short-rigged. As the operator started packing the crane up he forgot the short rigged outriggers and machine and its 7.5 ton truck, flipped over on its side, damaging the roof and ripping of a balcony, while the boom landed on two garages. We understand that no one was injured.

Crane Overturn 10-1-2014 3-12-49 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The operator apparently forgot the fact that he had short-rigged the outriggers

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