Leeds tower crane ‘scare’

An area of the city of Leeds in the UK, was closed off yesterday following concerns that a tower crane had become unstable.
At this point we are unaware of the issue. The crane, a large luffer from the Select fleet, was said to be leaning, whether a tie/brace had broken away or something else we do not know but the issue was fixed within four hours or so.

West Yorkshire Police stated: “Following a multi-agency response to the industrial incident involving a crane on Riverside Way, Leeds, the crane has now been made safe without incident and the cordon has been removed. Localised road closures remained in place for a short period while displaced residents returned to their homes but have now been fully lifted.”

We will update this item if and when we learn more.