Dropped tub

A large loader crane dropped a hot tub as it was lifting it over a house in Swansea, South Wales on Monday.

The crane, from the Portacover Machinery Movements fleet, was in the process of lifting the tub towards the house, when the web slings on one side of the tub slipped off, thanks to the guy rope - which was attached to the sling rather than the tub itself - being pulled a little over zealously as the tub appeared to swing around in the wind.

Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the damage was limited to the tub and possibly the garden it fell into. A better slinger/rigger is clearly required when the replacement tub is delivered.

The entire event was captured on the video below.


just read the article properly and see that it mentions portacover.

Jul 16, 2020

looks a lot like Portcover machinery movements new hiab lorry only had it a week or so I think.

Jul 16, 2020

David Savage
Wonder if it was insured to be used as a crane after all it’s a lorry loader and completely unsuitable for the task. Were any RAMS produced and submitted? Shouldn’t think so this is what we’re up against.

Jul 15, 2020

Master of nothing
Glad no-one was hurt. We don't have new accidents just new people.

Jul 15, 2020

That's just god's way of saying that no one in Swansea, South Wales needs a hot tub!

Jul 15, 2020

Crane lads
You pay peanuts you get monkeys

Jul 15, 2020
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