18.05.2022

A close call in the UK

A reader has sent us a photo of an incident that apparently took place somewhere in Dorset last week, in which a two axle All Terrain crane had lifted a holiday accommodation unit, over the rear, free on wheels.
The operator then seems to have started to slew the crane without setting his outriggers, although the photo shows the near rear beam partially extended.

The accommodation unit came to rest on the roof ridge of another cabin, as the crane teetered just off balance. From what we understand that operator was able to recover the situation, which was being watched by the operator of another crane, from which the photographs were seemingly taken.

The crane is rigged with all of its counterweight and has an excellent set of mats on board, but there are only as good as the operator’s diligence.

Comments

Crane lads
I do apologise is 3 axle maybe I should go to Specsavers

May 28, 2022

Red
Maybe if the operator had used his mats (they appear to be loaded and stowed) the ground might not have gave way............

May 23, 2022

Tango91
We’re nearby to this, which happened a while ago, and I have seen other photos that show what happened.

The built up ground subsided massively under the rear right outrigger of the 3 axle machine, causing it to tip and dump the caravan on top of the other unit.

The timbers you see under the outrigger beam were put there afterwards to try and prevent further tipping.

The photo must have been taken from the perspective of the crane either sent to take the weight off the first crane, or the one flying the man basket to attach the hook.

May 23, 2022

Harry Sharp
I find it rather rich that someone has stated the author can’t count yet they clearly are struggling with their grammar.

May 18, 2022

Crane lads
Would love to see the test certs for the beams used and Method statement. Looks like its in full rig mode with the green light still on.

May 18, 2022

Crane lads
2 axle

May 18, 2022

demag40
Looks like he had put sleepers under the Rigger beam to help the crane from sinking . Old trick but reduces your stability. Done well to recover

May 18, 2022

Red
The incompetence/stupidity of some operators never ceases to amaze me.

How they are able to pass operator certification boggles my mind........!?!

May 18, 2022

Rubberjib
So it seems somebody can't count this is in fact a Liebherr LTM1060 3.1 a 3 axled machine 🙄

May 18, 2022

Crane lads
And why didn't the other driver stop him total retards

May 18, 2022

Crane lads
Thick as pig shit

May 18, 2022
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