Three cranes collapsed injuring five people less than a day after a 6-person fatality was recorded at the same site in New Delhi, India. This incident suggests the level of planning required was completely underestimated or ignored.Read More
This serious incident at the VT Halter shipyard in Mississippi shows just how wrong a tandem lift can go when load planning failures are compounded by a lack of real-time information for operators.Read More
This tragic incident highlights the sometimes fatal consequences of not utilising a safety pin to secure an outrigger for transit.
We discuss the obvious learnings from any incident of this nature for all owners and operators of vehicles with outrigger and stabilising arms to employ.Read More
In November 2014, a truck trailer was loaded with the counterweights and hook blocks for a 270km journey. When the driver approached a set of traffic lights, the braking caused the counterweights and hook blocks to separate from its restraints and slide forward hitting the rear of the cab. While only minor injuries were sustained by the driver, this incident highlights the potentially fatal consequences of not adequately securing a load before a journey.Read More
In August 2012, a 55t crawler crane tipped over the side of a pontoon eventually being caught on an existing pile, avoiding sinkage of the machinery. The crane was being operated from a flexi-float modular barge when the incident occurred, resulting in significant property damage.Read More