An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. Thankfully no one was injured or hurt in the incident.
The crane, a 110 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 110G-5 owned by Mather crane hire of Ardooie was lifting a 12.5 tonne 85,000 litre underground fuel storage tank into a four metre deep excavation at the site of a new service station when it went over.
The cranes boom came down on a 2008 Jaguar XKR-S coupe, said to be one of only 200 built for the European market, and also damaged a BMW 630i. The cars below to a car dealership on the adjoining property.
The crane was short rigged with outrigger jacks down and beams retracted, no outrigger mats were used and it was rigged with partial counterweight – from the photo it looks like 8.7 or possibly 11 tonnes of the crane’s maximum 35 tonnes. It seems to be a clear case of overloading and possibly the incorrect input data on the rated load indicator.
Mather was founded in 1962 and builds, sells, rents and repair trailers, it also has a crane rental division with a fleet of seven mobile cranes topped by the ATF110G. The service station is being constructed for Desimpel Energy.