A 750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 working on a wind contract in Cumbria, UK, over turned yesterday, while relocating.
The eight axle lattice boom mobile crane was working on a Total Wind contract and was traveling partially-rigged between two turbine sites when the incident happened. The crane apparently came off the road and and tipped onto its side. No-one was injured in the incident.
The stricken crane
Despite the poor weather conditions in the UK over the past week, conditions in Cumbria yesterday were said to be good. Investigations are currently underway.
Danish company Total Wind specializes in turnkey solutions for the transportation, installation and maintenance of wind turbines and runs some of its own cranes. More updates as the investigation progresses.