A 50 tonne mobile crane has overturned while lifting a garbage disposal truck in Hörgertshausen, Germany, on Monday.
The four axle Liebherr crane, owned by Beck Mainberg, had been contracted to lift the truck which had become bogged down in the grass and place it on firm ground. The crane overturned after the operator had successfully completed the lift and was retracting the fully elevated boom, however the counterweight was over the short rigged outriggers and as the counterbalance effect of the boom reduced, the crane became back-heavy and tipped over backwards, with its boom coming down on the roof of a building opposite, and hitting a parked car in the process.
The operator was able to jump to safety with only minor injuries and although the damaged is reported to exceed €50,000 fortunately no one was seriously injured in the incident.
An investigation is currently underway to determine/confirm the exact cause of the incident.
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