07.03.2014

Another boom truck overturn

A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up

The crane, a dated unit supplied by Arthur D. Henry Crane Services of Thomaston, was preparing to lift a heating/air conditioning unit onto a store in the town when it went over in the parking lot.
The boom struck the back of a parked car

Thankfully no one was hurt, although the operator was thrown from the truck. Witnesses suggest that the outrigger leg gave way, but the photographs that we have been sent suggest that the rear outriggers were not extended on the side of the overturn.
The rear outriggers are not extended on the side of the tip

The boom of the aging crane was cut short and the truck lifted back onto its wheels by another crane from the supplier.
The crane is recovered

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