A Copma 990 loader crane mounted on a four axle truck, owned by York, UK-based A.Rhodes Haulage, collapsed, following a structural failure whilst placing a Portakabin Titan temporary building.
The 99 tonne/meter loader crane’s articulated joint at the top of the turret/superstructure suffered a major failure causing the four section boom to crash into the cabin.
No-one appears to have been injured, and although failures such as these are rare, it could easily have been a much more serious incident. The outriggers appear to be fully extended and set up on a concrete slab however no mats were used.
The Copma 990 mounted on a four axle rigid truck
The collapsed jib demolished the roof of the Portakabin
Top of the column and the failed joint
The articulated joint has parted company with the column