Crane Accidents

Telehandler Overturn


Wrexham, North Wales

A telehandler overturned on Monday at a job site in Wrexham, North Wales while lifting a large steel beam.

The telehandler, a mid-range JCB was working on the steel work of a new office block for the Unite Union in the town center. The boom was fully extended as it lifted a large steel beam to full height. The ground looks out of level and may have played a part in the overturn along with a slightly off balance load? It also looks as though the stabilizers might not have been down, although it is difficult to be certain from the angle the photograph was taken.

The operator was fortunately able to crawl out of the cab and was relatively unhurt. Damage to property – apart from the telehandler – was also minor.

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The scene shortly after the incident occurred

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