Crane overturns onto platform

A four axle truck crane overturned onto a boom lift and building on Saturday in Oklahoma City while lifting a large display screen.

The boom of the Grove TMS 700E truck crane, from the TNT Crane & Rigging fleet struck the boom of a JLG boom lift with two men in the platform. Thankfully it missed the basket, and they were unhurt and able to escape onto/into the building. The operator suffered minor injuries for which he was treated in Hospital.

It looks as though a front outrigger broke through the pavement, into a void, although we have not been able to confirm exactly what happened. One thing is for certain, this was a very very lucky escape, it could easily have been a multiple fatality incident.

The building is home to The Oklahoman newspaper which has some excellent coverage, including a video. Click here to see its full story where you can see more good quality photographs, while the video is hosted below.


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