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Crane lands on new funeral home

A mobile crane overturned in West Fargo, North Dakota, yesterday, with the boom landing on a new building causing considerable damage. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in the incident.

The building, currently under construction, is a new funeral home, which was close to completion. The crane, a truck mounted unit, is apparently owned by
Truck Utilities but was re-rented through Borsheim Crane Service. Truck Utilities said that the crane was not actually lifting anything when it went over, however the boom was almost fully extended.
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The boom caused considerable damage

This and other reports suggest that the ground must have given way under the outriggers.


I have observed that many equipment incidents this year are being started by unstable ground. This condition is causing me to give a careful study of ground conditions as I prepare a job estimate and plan a project.

Jun 6, 2014
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