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Crane overturns in Baltimore

20. May 2015 | Comments (3)

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Baltimore Maryland yesterday while setting up at outside the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, located in the city centre.

The crane appears to have slewed over the side with the retracted boom fully raised, counterweight in place and no outriggers set. As a result it went over backwards, with the boom landing against the building. We understand that there were no injuries.

Baltimore
The overturned crane

The incident did cause a road closure though, with the machine scheduled to be recovered late last night.
Ommelift

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Float your load
21. May 2015 10:10

Looks like they know the ROOT cause - ROOT ( refrence to trees ! ) Geddit ! :-)

Sherm
21. May 2015 04:41

The fur ought to fly on this one. No excuse for such a mistake!

Tristam Mayes
20. May 2015 23:45

cant believe there wasn't a tree involved

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