Nasty crane accident

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Nasty crane accident

Post #1 by hair bear » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:20 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33762806
Edited to add - It would appear to have happened yesterday so is an ongoing rescue/recovery.


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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #2 by Mrsmackpaul » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:08 pm

yes I just saw this on the news I hope no one is seriously hurt houses can be rebuilt but not people some times

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Post #3 by Dah » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:35 pm

My friend was working over there and sent my this yesterday:

https://youtu.be/8_nTLIuk6Hk

Right now there's earthquake rescue teams digging through the rubble of people's houses. Someone's getting a shoeing for that...


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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #4 by diggerjones » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:55 pm

It looked like the back crane was slewing faster than the other crane, and took on more weight.
What a mess and sad for anyone involved.


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Post #5 by Dah » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:16 pm

Not sure how true it is but my friend heard from one of the workers that one of the crane operators had his radio on the wrong channel...


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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #6 by hair bear » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:01 pm

If you listen to the sound on the video then look at the trees and the dust cloud, there would appear to be a reasonable left-to-right wind. Could a wind acting on an area that big start to roate a machine against it's will?
Also, there is some drone footage. Rf interference with the radios?


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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #7 by SRB » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:25 am

If you look, both cranes are on different Barges, the rearmost barge appears to list as the lift starts, that looks like the most likely reason for the crane to collapse as the centre of gravity shifts.

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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #8 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:44 am

SRB wrote:If you look, both cranes are on different Barges, the rearmost barge appears to list as the lift starts, that looks like the most likely reason for the crane to collapse as the centre of gravity shifts.

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Not a clever idea lifting heavy things via cranes on floating barges :arrrrgh:

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Post #9 by Dah » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:44 pm

Agreed Jeremy! My friend was saying that the Dutch love lifting from barges and are 'usually' pretty good at it!

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Re: Nasty crane accident

Post #10 by XS650 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:30 am

Looks like a bad idea to me lifting with unfixed cranes from free floating barges.
Mate was a ships bosun and he said heavy lifts from ships were always difficult because of the ships free movement and he was using fixed derricks which were part of the ship.
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