Crane Accidents

Boom Drops on Pizza Hut

02/12/15

Barrow, Furness in the UK

We have received information and a photograph of an incident in Barrow, Furness in the UK on Tuesday evening, where the superstructure of a telescopic truck mounted lift broke free from its chassis, causing the boom to drop on to the roof of a Pizza Hut restaurant.

Two men had apparently been working on the signs above the building from the platform, when the incident happened. We understand that the two were rescued and the machine removed but we have no information on whether they were injured, and if so how extensively. No one else was hurt or affected.

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The scene on Tuesday night

What we can see from the photo is that the bearing broke free from the truck chassis, possibly due to the bolts shearing or being loose etc… We will update this item when we learn more.

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