Crane Accidents

Soft Ground Causes Overturn


Xiamen, China

A truck crane overturned in Xiamen, China last week, crushing two cars, but fortunately no one was injured in the incident. Xiamen is located in south China on the coast opposite Taiwan.

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One outrigger punched through the block surface of the car park

The crane, a four axle locally built model, was working in a car park when one of the outriggers punched through the concrete block surface, causing the crane to overturn onto two cars, both apparently owned by the same person. The operator had used a few bits of wood cribbing under the outrigger pads, but they were clearly insufficient for the ground conditions.

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Two cars were crushed in the incident

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