01.07.2011

RT crane tips in Tacoma

A large Rough Terrain crane working on an overpass in Tacoma, Washington tipped over yesterday bringing work to a halt.

The crane, a 100 ton (91 tonne) three axle Link Belt TC80100 owned by Mid Mountain contractors of Kirkland Washington, was working on the laying of the last segment of track for the Sounder commuter rail extension that will run from Tacoma to Lakewood in 2012.
The crane following the incident

Thankfully no one was injured in the incident, the site was closed down while the crane was recovered and an investigation determined what happened.

A statement from Sound Transit said that work at the site will not resume until all safety issues have been addressed.

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