On a Saturday night last month, a car rolled off of the pier in Roundstone, Co Galway Ireland and into the water.
Walsh’s Recovery was called to extract the car from the harbour.
Now was the crane too small or was it badly set up or both? I guess the operator was not ALLMI certified?
With two vehicles now clogging the harbour, Michael Long truck and crane hire was called, they arrived with a much larger Palfinger crane and the Harbour was eventually cleared.
Fortunately and amazingly no one was hurt in the chain of events, from the car driver who was pulled to safety by bystanders, to the Walsh’s operator who had been on the truck bed earlier, to the audience standing in the way.
One of the local observations was that no police or Gardai were present during the recovery.
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