Friday, July 16, 2010

June 22nd, 2010

Passau Germany A Self-Erecting Tower crane collapsed onto a farm roof in Passau. The operator was only slightly injured due to some falling tiles. He was operating the crane remotely and so he was not subjected to the falling of the crane.

The crane was being used on a farm to build a silo. While it is dry in the summer months in Germany, the soils may not be as firm as required. It would be important to have out outrigger pads as well considering the soft fertile soil often found on farms.

Have you noticed that there were three accidents on June 22nd and 4 in the last two days? Are we back to our old bad habits? Are we forgetting about crane safety because we haven't seen a "major" accident in a while? Make sure that you are keeping a close eye on your cranes and the practices surrounding them. Just because work is slow and you need the job, doesn't mean that we should be allowing unsafe conditions to go on.

Turmdrehkran Unfall

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