17.02.2022

Fatal crane/platform incident

A trailer mounted aluminium crane equipped with the work platform option overturned on a building site in Hettstadt near Würzburg, Bavaria on Monday, seriously injuring one man, while the other has died.

The men were working on a new roof on a house they were associated with when the crane went over sideways, knocking a man, aged 66, from the scaffold tower he was working from causing him a serious leg injury. The other man, 41, was trapped under the machine and was declared dead at the scene.

An investigation team from Würzburg is looking into what caused the incident.

It is hard to see what might have caused the overturn as the outriggers appear to have been well set up on the drive. The basket appears to have separated from the boom though. We will update if and when we learn more.

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