Friday, June 6, 2008

September 26th 2006


Battersea 50 meter tower crane collapsed killing 2 and injuring 3. The crane appears to have suffered a Rotec bolt failure. Improperly torqued bolts on a Rotec (part that allows the crane to turn on the top superstructure only) or bolts used multiple times, or not inspected can lead to this incident.

The operator was ejected from the cab and a man washing his car were killed over a thousand dollars worth of bolts.

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