In order to view all images, please register and log in. This will also allow you to comment on our stories and have the option to receive our email alerts. Click here to register
05.06.2014

Crane lands on new funeral home

A mobile crane overturned in West Fargo, North Dakota, yesterday, with the boom landing on a new building causing considerable damage. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in the incident.

The building, currently under construction, is a new funeral home, which was close to completion. The crane, a truck mounted unit, is apparently owned by
Truck Utilities but was re-rented through Borsheim Crane Service. Truck Utilities said that the crane was not actually lifting anything when it went over, however the boom was almost fully extended.
Please register to see all images

The boom caused considerable damage


This and other reports suggest that the ground must have given way under the outriggers.

Comments

Sherm
I have observed that many equipment incidents this year are being started by unstable ground. This condition is causing me to give a careful study of ground conditions as I prepare a job estimate and plan a project.

Jun 6, 2014
This website is using cookies to provide an optimised user experience. By continuing you are agreeing to the use of cookies. More Info
OK