Tower crane incident

A tower crane came down while being erected on a site in Delray Beach , Florida last week injuring four - two ofthem seriously.

The incident occurred at the Sundy Village construction site, in Delray Beach which is north of Boca Raton on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It looks as though the concrete foundation was simply not large, deep or heavy enough to support the crane - a Liebherr from the Morrow fleet - on the sandy Florida soil.
The overturned crane photo courtesy Delray Beach Fire & Rescue

A closer look

A statement from the Delray Beach Fire & Rescue service said: “A large crane toppled over Thursday, injuring four workers at the Sundy Village construction site. DBFR firefighter-paramedics treated and transported two men as trauma alerts and two as basic life support patients to Delray Medical Center after the 11:45 a.m. incident at the southwest corner Atlantic and Swinton avenues. The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration will investigate.”

The local news video below shows more detail.

Drone video footage taken just an hour before the incident occurred showed a large All Terrain from Allegiance Crane & Equipment preparing to lift and place the jib, but had not yet done so.

click here to link to the Drone video