A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under one of the outriggers.
The crane had driven up to a home that was being renovated and set up on the parking area without using mats. As the crane unloaded building materials, the front loaded outrigger punched thought the tarmac while the rear one sank into the ground causing the crane to overturn.
As the boom came down it struck a façade scaffold
Bautzen is located to the east of Dresden. Why such a large crane was working on such a small job, in an area that was almost certain to have ground bearing issues is a mystery.
The boom came down across an adjoining lawn