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Crane tips in Augusta Georgia

A four axle truck crane dropped its boom across two houses after the ground gave way under one of its rear outriggers.
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The crane boom came down on two homes

The crane a new 75 ton Terex T775 owned and operated by White Crane Co of Columbia South Carolina, was working on removing some trees with two of its outriggers set up on grass with very little cribbing or extra mats. The two on the side it tipped had their beams fully extended, while the two outriggers on the opposite side were half retracted.

It seems that the rear outrigger simply punched through the ground causing the crane to loose stability. The boom came down onto the houses causing extensive damage.