Liebherr has this morning issued a statement on the incident at the end of November at the Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo, in which a 1,350 tonne capacity LR 11350 crawler crane collapsed killing two site workers. The statement says that all investigations conducted to date by Liebherr - including those at the accident site - have shown that the LR 11350 crane had no technical defects. It concludes that the ground was unsuitable and unable to carry the weight of the crane and the suspended load. Because of this the crane sank and the … [Read more...]
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Five persons were injured when a crane collapsed while lifting a huge steel fuel tank in a fuel station in India on Thursday. The police said a group of persons were involved in fitting a steel tank in a pit with the help of a crane to store petroleum products in a fuel station situated opposite the State Express Transport Corporation on Madurai Road. As the crane collapsed suddenly, crane operator K. Selvam (53) of State Bank Colony, Tuticorin, and four more, who were helping him in fixing the tank, were trapped under the mechanical … [Read more...]
A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane, closed the Belchen tunnel between Olten and Basel, Switzerland last night. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The driver had apparently loaded a container at a rest area around midnight last night, and then headed off down the A2/E35 highway towards Basel, without stowing the crane. He struck the lights and tunnel entrance casing considerable damage. The one side of the tunnel was closed for several hours while the crane was extracted and the mess cleaned up. This is apparently the … [Read more...]
A man using a trailer mounted platform in Cape Town, South Africa died when it is thought the boom collapsed. The 31 year old man - an employee of City Flag company - was putting up flags advertising next week’s State of the Nation address by president Jacob Zuma’s in the city. There are very few confirmed details at the moment, but police said that the man died after the boom collapsed, throwing him head-first into the street. More information will be added when available. … [Read more...]
A boom truck lifting a large air conditioning unit in Mentor, Ohio yesterday overturned, with the boom coming down on to a row of parked cars. The crane, a Terex Stinger 4700, owned and operated by Buckeye Crane & Rigging of Independence, Ohio was contracted to deliver and place the unit by Viking Refrigeration. The operator escaped uninjured and thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. It is clear from the photos that we have received that the cause was due to the front outrigger – to the rear of the lift direction, was either not … [Read more...]
A 600 tonne crawler crane slipped off a truck yesterday, while being loaded in Singapore, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The crane a Terex CC2800 owned and operated by local heavy lift and crane rental company Yew Choon. It had just finished work at the new National Stadium in the Kallang area of Singpaore, where it had been helping install the stadium roof structure. It looks as though the slew lock was not activated and that the superstructure swung over the side as the loading jacks were retracted which probably caused … [Read more...]
A heavy storm in northern Belgium on Saturday took down two tower cranes at the site of a new hospital in Oekene, Roselare. The foundations/base of the cranes, which appear to be traditional Liebherr top slewers, look to have been the weak point with both going over fully intact. Four other similar cranes on site survived the storm intact. The storm also severely damaged over 20 homes and a large tract of greenhouses. The foundations of the two cranes appear to have given way in the face of the storm. … [Read more...]
Four men on a building site in France were shocked and burnt yesterday morning after a bolt of lightning hit a tower crane in Saint-Jean-de-Luz just South of Biarritz in the South West of the country. Two of the four men are seriously injured and were rushed to a hospital in Beyonne while the other two were treated in the local hospital. The crane operator, 30 metres up in his cab, was uninjured in the incident, although somewhat shocked. He described the event as a massive ball of fire and a huge noise which rocked the crane as it ran … [Read more...]
An operator dismantling a self-erecting tower crane in Germany is said to have made an error that resulted in the crane overturning at a site in Osterhofen Bavaria. Thankfully on one was hurt in the incident which occurred on Friday The tower of the crane went over the back of the counterweight and landed on a garage completely demolishing it. Two houses either side were reportedly untouched. The crane was supplied from the rental fleet of Kaiser Baumaschinen, which dismantled and carted it away yesterday. A police statement clearly … [Read more...]