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Crane rolls on mountain road

An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.
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The crane rolled as it took the bend and strayed onto the verge

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It was fortunate that the crane did not roll any further

The crane, a three axle unit owned by crane rental company Hugon, was travelling down the steep D-907 road through the Haut Languedoc Regional Park, strayed on to the grass verge and rolled onto its side but fortunately did not continue down over a drop onto the road further down the mountainside.
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The recovery begins

Two cranes were called in to complete the rescue and the road was, we understand re-opened later in the day.
The crane driver suffered some minor scrapes and bruises.
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Back on the road again


I always try to set up a crane "in the strongest position" gentlemen when it is possible at that moment, and that is what I teach the "greenhorns" In the strongest position,the SLI in the right program, with mats under the outriggers and outriggers blocked...

Aug 31, 2014

What's wrong with that?? As long as he has told the SLI that he is half rigged and is within his duty there's no issue.

Aug 27, 2014

take me hirer
Half rigged on one side for the crane on rear end?

Aug 26, 2014