A 110 tonne All Terrain crane overturned at London’s Tate Modern TM2 construction project, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.
The crane a five axle 110 Tadano Faun ATF110G, is owned and operated by Baldwins Crane Hire and was said to be lifting a steel beam at around 18:00 hours yesterday, when it lost stability. The beam apparently landed on another beam over an excavation stopping the crane from going over completely.
From photographs that we have received it looks as though the crane sustained little to no damage and was being recovered today by two other Baldwins cranes, including a Demag AC70 City. A call to Baldwins this morning resulted in a no comment from the depot that supplied the crane.
The main contractor on site is Mace which acknowledged the incident and said it would get back to us. Tate Modern has in the meantime issued a formal statement that says: “At approximately 18:00 on 01/12/2011 a mobile crane overturned on the Tate Modern development project in London. No injuries were sustained and the crane remained within the site boundary. The crane has been recovered.”
While we understood that is a five axle Tadano Faun from what Baldwins told us, we do however have one report that claims it is a four axle crane, if so it is likely to be an ATF 90G. We will update this information if we receive more information on this.