Crane Accidents

Crane Overturn in Istanbul


 Istanbul, Turkey

An large articulated crane overturned in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday blocking a major route over the Bosporus.

The information that we have received so far is confusing, what is clear is that a large articulated crane owned by Marmara Vinc overturned while lifting what looks like a concrete skip. Its boom came down on a passing car but thankfully the driver escaped relatively unhurt. It is also clear that the overturned crane had not extended its outriggers and clearly lacked the stability to support the overturning effect of the unfolded boom and load.

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An excavator attempts to recover the crane or at least free the crushed car

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