A video sent to us by a reader, and which appears to have been taken in mid-May, shows a seven section XCMG crane boom being supported at the top of the base section by a Sany crane, in order to prevent it from overturning while lifting a vessel at a long radius. This however, takes the crane from the stability limitation part of the load chart into the structural area.
While the crane may well have survived the ordeal this time, the chance is that serious damage has been done which will come to light at a later date, possibly failing while making a far more modest lift that might be well within the crane's safe limits - if so, let’s hope it is not over a school playground.
If any of you can enlighten us to where it occurred - one source suggested Langfang City in Hubei Province in China BUT…. we cannot confirm that at all.