Crane Accidents

Fatal Crane Accident


Gieten, Netherlands

A crane operator died in the Netherlands yesterday after his crane plowed into a roundabout embankment in early morning fog. Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM                         The crane plowed into an earth embankment The five axle 120 tonne crane was towing a three axle counterweight trailer as it drove down the N34 in foggy conditions towards the roundabout under the N33, near Gieten, and carried straight onto the large earth embankment on the center of the roundabout. Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM2                                                            It looks as though the crane may have strayed as it approached the roundabout in dark misty conditions The crane’s carrier engine caught fire but was quickly extinguished, it took some time though to reach the driver, as the cab was embedded in the embankment. By the time they did he was dead. The crane, owned by rental company Kielstra, was removed from the embankment later in the day. No one else was involved in this sad incident. Fatal Accident 1-30-2015 3-38-20 PM3                                         The crane was recovered later in the day

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