07.10.2021

Chicago crane overturn is no crane

Reports that a large crane had overturned yesterday at the Bryn Mawr Station in Chicago are incorrect. The machine that did overturn was a Cat based tracked foundation/piling rig, which slipped off the elevated track. A mobile crane was on site at the time, but not involved in the incident.
The scene yesterday

The photographs - courtesy of the Chicago Fire Department - and the local news report below confirm that beyond all doubt.

Thankfully no one was hurt n the incident.

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