Information has come in concerning a large lattice crawler crane that tipped in Hollywood Florida on Wednesday evening.
The crane was either raising or lowering its boom and luffing jib when it lost stability and tipped forward. The jib came down in the middle of South 17th Avenue, which helped stabilise the crane and prevent it from tipping further.
Non one was injured and there was no damage to buildings in the unfortunate event, the road was closed while the crew figured out how to bring it in without losing stability.
We assume that the crane was successfully ‘re-balanced’ by Thursday morning.
This looks like and hopefully was a very close near miss, a perfect example of an incident in which everyone would benefit from hearing what went wrong.
If this operator was able to make whateve mistake he did, then others could too, hopefully the crane owner will be mature and safety conscious enough to share the information?