In order to view all images, please register and log in. This will also allow you to comment on our stories and have the option to receive our email alerts. Click here to register
12.04.2012

Crane tips in Alabama

A truck mounted crane tipped over while working on the town hall in Trussville, Alabama yesterday.

The reason? The photos that we have been sent clearly indicate the lack of any outriggers, while the boom is not only fully extended, but also at a fairly low angle as indicated by the fact that it came to rest on the truck preventing a complete overturn.
Please register to see all images

The overturned crane ... where are its outriggers?


The crane, a vintage four axle P&H truck crane, is apparently owned by the City of Trussville, which is located to the north east of Birmingham, Alabama. It was carrying out repairs to the building, including the replacement of a canopy over the front entrance, following storm damage.

Fortunately the crane tipped while reaching away from the building, one assumes to lift materials from a truck positioned some distance from the building. So no one was injured in the incident and any property damage was restricted to the crane, the truck and the load.
Please register to see all images

The crane's boom was almost fully extended


A crew used winches and a wrecker to pull the unbalanced crane back onto its wheels and work is said to have continued, one hopes with a different crane and most certainly an operator who knows what he is doing!
Please register to see all images

Trussville town hall


Comments

This website is using cookies to provide an optimised user experience. By continuing you are agreeing to the use of cookies. More Info
OK