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Dodgy cribbing

Spotted by a reader... some ultra-cribbing that raises a few questions.

The picture says it all, a combination of decent outrigger mats, with concrete counterweight slabs or lintels, more mats and finally composite wood cribbing with a total height of around two to two and half metres and not all stacked over the centre. Possibly worse is what appears to be the front outriggers short rigged and set up right on the edge of the excavation.
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We have no idea where this occurred, when, or what lifts were being carried out. It certainly warrants a place in our Death Wish series.
Have a safe weekend and Christmas break from all of us at Vertikal.


The crane itself is far too close to the excavation

Dec 29, 2022

Maybe the operator wanted to play Jenga, but couldn't wait till he got home.....!?!

Dec 23, 2022

Harry Sharp
Madness, absolute madness.

Dec 23, 2022

Crane lads
I hope to God this didn't happen in the UK and the one who took the picture stopped the job.

Dec 23, 2022

Crane lads

Dec 23, 2022