Thursday, September 24, 2009

Unknown

Bogota Columbia A tower crane was being used to remove a tree. The tree cutters didn't know the weight of the pieces being cut off and overload the crane. Most crane manuals say no hoisting of "stuck" loads. Cutting away a tree while not knowing what the load is or will be fits in this category.
I don't know that the operator survived, but it looked like an easy fall into the tree, then the jib, then the tower top and stopped. We can only hope that all involved were all ok. Any details on these, pass them along and I'll post them.
Link to video of the accident


1 comment:

Jork said...

OK I WAS THERE, I WAS NEAR TO THIS 6 MTS . IT WAS SUNDAY, HOLIDAY IN BOGOTA, OVIOUSLY THE TREE WAS CUTTED, BUT I DON'K NKOW THE REASON WHY THE CRANE JUS BEGUN TO INCLINATE AND SLAM!!!, THE CAR WAS CUTTED LIKE BUTTER AND THE DRIVER WAS OK, THE DRIVER OF CRANE WAS WOUNDED. I THINK THAT WEIGHT OF THE TREE WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. WAS THE SPOT OF THE CRANE UBICATED OK THANKS BY TO CHECK THE VIDEO