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Swiss overturn

A Rough Terrain crane working in southern Switzerland overturned on Tuesday while trying to lift a load that was too heavy.
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The load was clearly too heavy with this boom length and radius

The crane was working on a construction site on the A13 in Roverdo, north east of Bellinzona, when it was lifting a large metal fabrication from a truck, which was just too heavy, causing the crane to tip forward just as it had raised the load clear.
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Damage was not too severe

No one was hurt in the incident


Two four-word sayings surround this mistake. Gravity Rules and Plan Ahead. Simply put, gravity ruled over poor planning.

May 14, 2014