The boom of a 64 metre truck mounted lift crashed into the roof of a residential building last Tuesday in Valmuevej, on the south side of Copenhagen - towards the airport in Denmark.
The platform, looks like a Palfinger P640 is owned by rental company AH Lift, which is part of the Riwal group. It is clear from the information we have received that the cause of the incident was the rear loadside outrigger punching through the tarmac sidewalk/pavement causing the machine to lose stability. It looks as though the outrigger mats used were standard polythene hardly any larger than the machines built in pads.
Thankfully the boom came to rest on the roof and the basket came to rest a substantial height above the ground on the back side of the building. We assume that the two men in the platform – the operator and a stone mason were wearing harnesses and short lanyards and they managed to remain in the platform and were unhurt.
The local fire and rescue service were quickly on the scene and able to bring them down with the help of another AH Lift platform.
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