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Old 06 April 2009, 16:36   #1
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Oops another crane goes over

Portchester this afternoon,

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome...lub.5146385.jp

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Old 06 April 2009, 16:44   #2
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That link didnt open the article for me pete, did you mean this one ?
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Either way .. I see a lot of this in the construction industry, and on a large site.. these are very serious incidents.

I am constantly amazed at the ever greater reach of these units, and small access platforms .. I really think the designers are pushing the useable envelope far too far !
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We have the same problem here in the Middle East. Lots of tower cranes being erected quickly and then incorrectly used - some toppling over as a result. There are no HSE requirements enforced nor any guidance on correct use. No maintenance done and no investigation of accidents. There are also terrible accidents such as shuttering collapsing and burying workers from the sub-continent in wet cement with no chance of rescue. Lets hope this one doesnt topple...
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went past it today - HSE & MCA are all over the place. Gonna be an interesting job recovering that!

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I was around there in the RIB and saw it a few minutes after it fell over. Will post some pics later!

PS. Didn't a crane on that huge tower in Dubai fall off last year?
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We have the same problem here in the Middle East. Lots of tower cranes being erected quickly and then incorrectly used - some toppling over as a result. There are no HSE requirements enforced nor any guidance on correct use. No maintenance done and no investigation of accidents. There are also terrible accidents such as shuttering collapsing and burying workers from the sub-continent in wet cement with no chance of rescue. Lets hope this one doesnt topple...


That pic looks awesome I'll tell you a story about a Rangers v Celtic crane operator one of these days .........
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That's a shame! I used to be mates with the son & daughter of "Mr" Marsh.

Reckon the crane'll probably be repaired, so it's not all lost.
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That's a shame! I used to be mates with the son & daughter of "Mr" Marsh.

Reckon the crane'll probably be repaired, so it's not all lost.
Likewise - went to school with them . Very fixable ( but maybe not the cheapest option) unless the tide came in & swamped the whole thing - but then the rams wil be pretty waterproof - not sure about the fancy electrics to control things - maybe cheaper to bin it & start again . I'd put money on the insurers doing that rather than try & fix it ( am sure Marsh would prefer a nice shiney new one anyway !)
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Helen was quite pretty.
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Hahaha - no comment !
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