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19.09.2010

Crawler overturns on barge

A Crawler crane working on a barge in Ketchikan, Alaska overturned last week forcing two men into the water at Ward Cove near Ketchikan.

The Coast Guard was called to find the two who apparently jumped overboard to avoid the falling crane on 50 metre barge Quartz Hill. We have few details of what caused the crane to tip over sideways, although reports say that it was lifting something out of the water when the lifting chains broke, dropping the load and causing the crane to go over backwards.
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The stricken crane


The men clambered aboard the tug attached to the barge before the Coast Guard’s life boat arrived on the scene. There were no injuries.

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