Wednesday, November 17, 2010

October 22nd, 2010

Ming Pao China A luffing tower crane boom was blown over backwards in a typhoon. Fortunately, the area where the boom fell was a no-work area due to safety and the cab was no struck by the boom so no one was injured.

The translation makes it sound as if the crane was no able to be weather vaned for one reason or another. I think that we've all been caught in winds that were above our chart, but don't you have full warning that typhoon is coming in? I know that in Hawaii I was always aware. Maybe it was a long pick and they were supposed to have been missed?

The crane is clearly a loss from the boom and gantry stand point. Much of the rest of the crane may be salvageable. Link


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