A large mobile crane went over somewhere in Texas last week, from what, looking at the photographs, appears to be obvious reasons. From what we understand no one was injured in the incident. The photos were sent to us by a reader who has said little about the accident apart from observing that the rear outriggers do not appear to have been extended and there is no counterweight in place. The accident apparently occurred on November 18th although we have no firm confirmation of this date. It is hard to imagine that such a large crane would be subject to such an obvious and avoidable accident. The crane’s owner Ray Anthony International is a highly experienced operator in the crane business.. It just does not figure that the accident was caused by something so basic as outriggers and/or counterweight, in spite of the apparent visual evidence to the contrary. We have contacted Anthony for a comment and details of the incident that might help others and will publish the information as soon as we receive it.