Crane Accidents

Crawler Overturns on Soft Ground


Plaquemine, Louisiana

A 600 ton crawler crane overturned last month at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Information on this incident have only recently been received, but have now been confirmed, it seem the incident occurred on Thursday September 8th while a relatively new Liebherr LR1600 was being moved while fully rigged.

The crane, reportedly owned and operated by Mammoet, was travelling on timber mats, arranged in a loose longitudinal pattern. The pressure at one point proved too great and the timers and crane track sunk into the soft ground causing the overturn. We have been assured that no one was injured in the incident. Plaquemine is to the south of Baton Rouge in Bayou country.

Dow said that it is working alongside Mammoet to investigate the incident to find out what caused the crane to overturn.


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