Crane Accidents

Boom Bridge Bash

02/16/15

Brisbane, Australia

A large boom lift came off the back of a truck in Brisbane, Australia this morning after it struck a bridge in Kangaroo Point.

Bridge Bash 2-20-2015 3-36-01 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boom struck the overpass as it went under

Photos indicate that the riser on the JLG – possibly an 800 series articulating boom – was not full stowed, raising its height by a critical 200 to 300 mm or so. The incident occurred as rush hour traffic was getting underway, causing considerable delays.

Bridge Bash 2-20-2015 3-36-01 PM2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks as though the riser was not fully lowered

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