We received news of an incident which occurred in the UK almost two weeks ago in which a large steel column landed on the operator's cab of a City type All Terrain crane.
The incident occurred at the Industrial Chemicals facility at West Thurrock in Essex, southern England.
We understand that the 45 tonne Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1, owned and operated by Cadman Crane Hire, had lifted, and was supporting the beam when the slings holding it snapped. The operator was alert and swift enough to get well clear of the area before the beam landed. So thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.