Crane Accidents

Loader Crane Failure

10/17/14

UK

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.

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The Copma 990 mounted on a four axle rigid truck

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The collapsed jib demolished the roof of the Portakabin

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Top of the column and the failed joint

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The articulated joint has parted company with the column

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