Crane Accidents

Tower Crane Jib Down in Tel Aviv

10/26/15

Tel Aviv, Israel

The luffing jib of an out of service tower crane blew over the back of the superstructure in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning.

The storm caused extensive damage in the area, uprooting trees and taking overhead power lines down. Thankfully no one was hurt in the crane incident and the tower remained stable. It looks as though the jib was left at its maximum elevation with the crane unable to weather vane. Residents nearby took a video that shows the collapse as it happened.

The crane after the incident

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