28.04.2021

Ground failure overturn

A truck crane/boom truck overturned onto a house in Rancho Palos Los Verdes, California on Monday while lifting a load of steel beams into the rear garden in preparation to the installation of solar panels.

The crane, owned by 4A Crane Service, had its main boom fully extended when the ground gave way beneath the load side rear outrigger, causing the crane to overturn. The long boom sliced into the roof of the house, causing considerable damage. Thankfully no one was injured, or hurt in the incident, even though the owners were in the house at the time. The crane rental company brought in two larger truck cranes to recover the overturned unit.

The local news reports below show more detail:

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