25.02.2021

Crawler drops jib

A crawler crane jib collapsed on Tuesday on a job site in Syracuse, New York.

The crane, a Kobelco crawler - possibly a CKE2500? - was working on a construction site of a new building for the Upstate University Hospital and was reported to have been in the process of unloading a small bundle of steel from a truck when the crane’s jib came down. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident and property damage was apparently limited to the crane.

A spokesperson for the project’s client said that all of the crane’s inspections were in order and up to date and confirmed that a team was investigating the incident. But it looks as though the jib luffing cable may have failed, although something with the jib tip appears to have failed badly as well.

photos courtesy Syracuse fire department

The local news video below provides more detail:

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