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10.11.2021

Spider overturn

A man was badly injured when the spider lift he was using overturned on a job in Alabama, USA.

The man was part of a team clearing tree limbs from around overhead power lines, in the town of Hoover, near Birmingham, Alabama on October 20th. The ground was reported to have given way under one of the outriggers as the platform was boomed out, causing the machine to roll down a road side embankment.
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Photos courtesy of Hoover Fire Dept


The 28 metre CMC92HD+ had tracked along the very edge of a steep roadside verge and set the two load side outriggers up on the sloped bank, but one of them appears to have sunk in the soft ground causing the machine to lose stability and overturn.
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The man was taken to hospital where he was reported to be in a stable condition.

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