It’s only a little crane related, but a father makes some fun pancakes for his daughter and made this one of a crane. http://www.jimspancakes.com/ Fun Crane Picture was last modified:…
The story describes the collapse of the boom. The included picture shows a turntable that separated from the mast. You can see the pin holes with no pins in place. I’m wondering where they are.
A tower crane collapsed on the Revel Casino project during high winds. The cranes on the project appear to be Potain 485’s. As of November there were six on site and it is’t clear as to how many are currently on site.
A truck lost control in Pretoria South Africa hitting a tower crane on the side of the highway. It was knocked out of plumb, it’s base damaged, but it still stood.
The accident happened at about 4:10 p.m. when the 30-tonne tower crane fell from the 50th floor of Taishang Building in Dongguan city. The crane broke through three stories in the basement and finally landed, a municipal government spokesman said.
Yesterday two workers died when they fell 50 feet in a elevator car attached to the crane.
Basel, Switzerland A Wolff tower crane jib, apparently being dismantled, was dropped due to stability problems with the mobile crane. The Tower crane jib will be a total loss, as well as the mobile crane boom and luffing jib.
This operator was lucky. Canada has a great inspection system. But we can’t be running these very old cranes. A couple of years ago I saw some old Lindens and Krolls from the 60’s up and running in Victoria. I know it feels like a waste, but they have to go.
I want to suggest that maybe it’s time to consider designing seats in a manner that would aid survivability in the event of a collapse. Seat belts just on the lap would add to this survivability.
Lack of rope inspections may have caused a…….