Crane overturns onto home

Crane overturns onto home

The overturned crane

11. August 2017 

A mobile crane overturned into the yard of a house in Campbell, California – on the south side of San Jose - on Tuesday.

Crane overturns onto homeThe crane appears to have been shortrigged

The crane, a five axle 90 ton Link-Belt truck crane – four axles with added fifth – owned and operated by King Crane Service and was working with its six section boom fully extended and base swingaway installed to remove a large wood pylon/power pole to the far rear of the property.

It looks as though the outriggers were retracted on the load side or they retracted as the crane tipped. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident and the damage appears to have been limited to a glazed roof area of a large home in the street behind the property. 

Crane overturns onto homeThe crane had its boom fully extended plus a swingaway extension installed

Crane overturns onto homeThe main damage was to the roof of a house some distance away

Two larger cranes were brought in to recover the crane and it was cleared overnight, the power pole replaced and the electricity - which had been cut off for the job - restored.  SOURCE:

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