Crane tip in NZ

An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thankfully no one was injured when the Kato CR-250 Rough Terrain city crane went over on the site of a new office complex in Victoria street being built by contractor Ganellen.

The crane is apparently owned by Thermosash, a specialist glazing and façade supplier and was lifting panels into place when it tipped. The crane was properly set up in the street and the base looks uncompromised, suggesting the overturn was caused by some form of overload.
The overturned crane

WorkSafe New Zealand is working with the contractor to determine the cause of the incident. The roads around the site were due to be closed this evening after the rush hour in order for the crane to be recovred.


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