26.08.2014

New England crane overturn

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts on Friday when one of its outriggers sank deeply into the grass while helping remove trees from a larger property in the area.

The crane, a Liebherr LTM1050-3.1 owned by Astro Crane, looks to have been set up with mats and cribbing, but clearly the grass under the outrigger carrying the most load was not firm enough to support the ground bearing pressures being applied.
The outrigger sank deep into the grass

Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration was called to the scene to investigate.
Mats had clearly been employed, at least to the rear

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