Operator hurt in crane overturn

A crane overturned in a parking lot in Brücken, Germany on Saturday injuring the operator.
It seems that the four axle All Terrain crane had just installed or was preparing to remove its counterweight when it went over backwards. From the photo we were sent, it looks as though partial outrigger extension may be to blame. The classic pose has the fully retracted main boom full elevated over the side without both outriggers extended.

The boom just missed two cars, so that the damage we limited to the crane, and fortunately the only person hurt was the operator, who was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.

The fire department quickly handled the spilt oil and fuel.
photo courtesy of the local police


Maybe he got told he was lifting ducting on his next job....

Jul 19, 2023