We have now learnt more about the unfortunate incident at SAIE today and can clarify a few points from our earlier report.
The machine a new 32 metre spider lift from CMC was being operated alone by prospective customer Paul Eijgenraam. The machine was set up with its outriggers parallel on one side and extended on the other. There were suggestions in the initial police report that the platform caught up on the stone façade of an exhibition hall. However this did not match some of the eye witness comments and does not now appear to have been the case. The company said that it is still investigating and has promised to make the findings public once they are confident what happened.
As the machine lost stability it swivelled around with the lower boom falling across the Cela D24 truck mounted platform and striking the boom of the D30 as it went down. Eijgenraam was apparently able to exit the platform onto the roof and was taken to hospital for X rays and a check-up. He is reportedly in good spirits and should be able to fly back to the Netherlands tomorrow.