Friday, October 8, 2010

January 30th, 2010

Starnberg Germany, A Self Erecting Tower tipped slowly enough that all of the construction workers except for one managed to get to safety. One of the workers was caught and suffered a renal contusion (bruise of the kidney). The cause of the accident is not listed. Could it be an over load? Were the appropriate counter weights installed? Was the base set level within 1% of level? Was the soil reviewed prior to the installation? These are some of the major issues to address and watch for in dealing with Self-Erecting cranes besides the obvious boom rope which clearly performed well in this accident.  

 Turmdrehkran Unfall

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