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08.11.2013

Tower crane collapses in Germany

A tower crane collapsed on a construction site in Karlsfeld, just outside of Dachau, Germany on Tuesday.

The self-erecting lattice tower crane was said to have been lifting a concrete foundation when it toppled. The operator was controlling the crane from the unit’s remote controls and was not caught by the falling tower. Fortunately no one else was injured either.

The incident is currently being investigated however local feedback suggest that the one of the individual tower extension sections was not bolted-in properly causing the tower to break up when loaded.
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The collapsed tower crane at the construction site in Karlsfeld


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