A five axle All Terrain crane with fully extended boom has overturned on a job site in the UK.
We were alerted to the incident this morning and so far cannot categorically confirm the location, or project. The crane, a brand new addition to the Baldwins Crane Hire fleet, was set up with decent outrigger mats and the ground does not appear to have been an issue. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and the damage was limited to the crane itself.
The crane was provided to the customer, or a lift planner on a pure CPA Crane Hire terms, which for those who don’t know means that the company taking the crane is responsible for the crane, lift plan, insurance and supervision. It compares with a Contract Lift where the crane rental company plans, supervises and takes responsibility for the lift.
Baldwins has provided us with a statement as follows:
“One of our Mobile Cranes was involved in an incident on a customer’s site. The Crane is one of our new models and has recently entered service, it was on site under CPA Hire basis when the incident occurred.”
“The working practice mitigated the risk to others on site, and as a result, there has been no personnel injuries or damage to property. At this time investigations by the hirer, ourselves and manufacturer are taking place to ascertain the factors of the incident, with any necessary details shared as applicable.”
We will of course update this item as we learn more.