A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. The crane operator was pulled out of the cab by work colleagues and was apparently unhurt.
The crane, a five axle All Terrain owned and operated by Nordic Crane was we understand removing the jib from the large dockside tower crane, when it appears to have either been heavier than expected or was taken out of radius by wind causing an overload.
No one else was harmed or affected by the incident. Unusually in this type of incident the crane’s carrier cab broke free from its mounting points and was thrown to the ground, suggesting a severe impact.
While we have been sent several sets of photographs details are still sketchy, we don’t really know if the jib was being installed or available at this time or if the other crane was involved in a tandem lift… we suspect not. Nordic Crane is on site and co-operating with the investigation.