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Old 03 February 2013, 12:54   #1
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Just been to have a look at last Fridays crane accident that happened at the next village where I live an long the Leeds Liverpool canal at Apperley bridge in west Yorkshire .
60 ton Crane had just come up a makeshift road out of a field & was just on the towpath with the intentions of replacing some lock gates about 30 yards further along when the bank gave way under the load ( errrr 300 year tow path built for horse drawn barge pulling )
Causing it to roll over into the canal thankfully driver escaped un injured except for his pride & a wet backside .
Windscreen wipers were still running until yesterday morning when the counter pollution team arrived.
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Old 03 February 2013, 13:33   #2
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Wow. Driver was very lucky to escape from that.

Now the big question... how to get the crane out?
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Wow. Driver was very lucky to escape from that.

Now the big question... how to get the crane out?
Not half .. of anything to roll over like that .. you wouldnt want it to be one of them

And the answer for recovery is ........ a bigger one
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In the planning outset they must have foreseen what could happen as they had placed bags of stone rubble along the banks in the water to help shore up the sides .
I think it will take some moving as its up an embankment anyhow and access is poor & they can't get any barges up from the leeds end to help as he lock gates are in bits .
warning sign was appropriate though about the crane causing an obstruction .
Ironically where the lock is was originally one of the canals main workshops for building lock gates and bridges ,,,funny how ,they never had any bother like this in the past ,,though in those days it was pork dripping teacakes ,derricks and blocks and tackle . Lol. I'll keep you posted at the out come and subsequent salvage .
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Mrs Nos could lift that out, no worries
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Looks like he's not the only one...

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Irish Crane

They could always do what the irish did and get another crane to pull it out!

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Ah the irish story isn't quite as bad as it seems... snopes.com: Crane Accident
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I suspect that's not coming out of there in one piece.
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Mrs Nos could lift that out, no worries
Lol .. is she a heavy lifter ..... moving on ....
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