A six axle All Terrain crane overturned in Espoo, Finland yesterday when it appears the ground gave way beneath its outriggers.
The incident occurred at the Orion Pharmaceutical plant, in the town, while the crane – a Liebherr LTM 1250 owned by rental company Nostopalvelu J.Helaakoski - was removing a cover used during maintenance on the factory roof.
It seems that while the crane boom landed on the roof above the canteen and social rooms at the factory, no one was hurt. An ambulance did treat the crane operator on site for shock, but he was unharmed. There was some spillage, but it was contained and then cleaned up by the emergency services.
A statement from Orion said: “February 21, 2020 at around 9.30 am a crane fell over the roof at Orion's Espoo factory roofing site. The accident did not cause any personal injury. At Orion's Espoo site, demolition of the protective structures at the roof was underway. The crane fell over the roof and damaged the roof structures. The accident area is isolated. The crane drained coolant liquid to a small area on the ground. The fire brigade absorbed the liquid. Damages will not affect Orion's operations. The case has been transferred to the authorities.”