Crane Accidents

Boom Truck Overturn

08/28/15

 Hollywood, Florida

A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up/soft ground.

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The boom came down onto the roof of the building

The crane owned and operated by Link Lift was in the process of placing an air conditioning unit onto the roof of the building when the outrigger punched through the tarmac driver causing the rig to overturn, with the boom crashing down onto the roof of the building. No attempt had been made to use a mat under the outrigger leg, in spite of the fact that the tarmac surface was clearly not substantial enough to support the weight on such a small area.

Thankfully one was injured in the incident.

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The outrigger punched through the tarmac

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