Fatal crane collapse at Sao Paulo World Cup stadium
Two people age 40 and 42, have died, following the collapse of a crawler crane at Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians stadium which is due to host the opening ceremony for the 2014 football World Cup. Click here to see a video of the collapse
The boom of the crane, a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR11350 owned by Brazil’s largest crane company Locar, appears to have gone over the back and to the side of the machine breaking the superstructure connections and landing on the roof of the stadium.
The crane which was working with suspended derrick mast counterweight was specifically brought in to install the large roof structure and was lifting the final 420 tonne section into place when the load appears to get caught up just before the boom collapses.
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