Crane Accidents

Runaway Crane!


St Petersburg, Russia  10/9/19

A runaway All Terrain crane almost ended up in the Fontanka River in St Petersburg, Russia.

The crane driver had only left the vehicle – a two axle Terex PPM AC40/2L – for a couple of seconds to readjust a rear view mirror and failed to apply the handbrake properly. As a result the crane ran across the road and crashed through the riverside posts/railings before almost dropping into the water. Fortunately, nobody was hurt as it was early in the morning and the streets were fairly quiet. A larger crane was called in and managed to recover the crane a few hours later.

The entire incident was captured on CCTV footage which you can see below.

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