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15.07.2012

Istanbul highway collapse

A reader has sent us details of a job that went wrong last week in Istanbul taking a man’s life and damaging a large crane.
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While the carrier cab was demolished it looks as thought the superstructure was unaffeced aloowing the crane to lower the load to the ground


The crane a Demag AC700 owned by Sistem Vinc was helping dismantle a flyover on the D-100 Metrobüs link road into the city. A crew was cutting a section free for the crane to lower it when an adjoining section broke free unexpectedly and crashed to the ground killing Jacob Poplar, 47, and we understand injuring at least two others.
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After the collapse the crane is still in place holding the section of the elevated highway


The crane’s carrier cab was badly damaged but it did not overturn, or we understand drop its load. We have no further details at this time than this.

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