No one seems to track tower crane accidents world wide. Annually we see 30 plus major accidents world wide with around 50 deaths. It's a dangerous game and we all need to be vigilant in the construction world.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 23rd, 2008
Cologne, Germany An older Self Erector was bucketing concrete when it suffered a structural failure of the boom. It came crashing down with the concrete bucket killing one man instantly and a second suffered injuries while jumping to safety. The crane is clearly an older model and it's appearance doesn't lend confidence even if it were erected. Link to photos of the crane
Did a limit fail? Did the boom rope break? did the Luffing Boom Hoist brake fail or not get locked off? Was there a structural failure? All questions unanswered... but it is an older crane with another mechanical or structural failure.