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Old 07-22-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:02 AM   #2
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Driver says to Boss "Well the on site engineer said the concrete would hold according to the numbers."

Boss to Driver "Well does the engineer drive cranes for a living!!!!"



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Old 07-22-2010, 06:53 AM   #3
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Pricey, pricey, pricey mistake there. A crane operators worst nightmare. Looks like it was setup in the wrong place. something that size should've been on solid ground, not on a floor.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:58 AM   #4
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I see they said the floor was 200mm thick. Looks like am lot less than that from the pics! Looks more like 20mm lol
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My guess is that the concrete only cured for 27 days. They should have waited another day - would have been fine then.
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hope they had insurance!
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
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how about this one?
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Someone forgot to plumb up the place before they set it huh?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #9
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what's amazing is that they left it there up in the air, you would think the operator could have retracted the boom and allowed the back end to rest back on the rest of the floor, instead they left it with all the weight on that one corner, and it fell though. what a bunch of idiots with a 4 million dollar crane. I hope they got the insurance on it when they rented it.
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Wow! That was quite a wreck! I wonder if they sent another crane to pull the first one out!
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Now that is a bad day at the office.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:30 AM   #12
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Spent some time in the Crane Industry.
It cost us $16,000 to install shoring under a suspended slab to get a 165 ton crane in position for a single lift to install some equipment.
Cheaper than the insurance bill for this incident.
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what's amazing is that they left it there up in the air, you would think the operator could have retracted the boom and allowed the back end to rest back on the rest of the floor, instead they left it with all the weight on that one corner, and it fell though. what a bunch of idiots with a 4 million dollar crane. I hope they got the insurance on it when they rented it.

I think I read the operator was shaken out of it. Kind of like a salt shaker. He fell 3m to the floor below with a bruised ankle ...
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what's amazing is that they left it there up in the air, you would think the operator could have retracted the boom and allowed the back end to rest back on the rest of the floor, instead they left it with all the weight on that one corner, and it fell though.
If I am the operator, once that first outrigger punched thru the slab I'm out of the cab and going somewhere to change my underwear!

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