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Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India (video)

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Feb 262014
 

Cranes in the hands of amateurs can turn into Deadly weapons!! Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India

The conical platform with the bride and her sister

The conical platform with the bride and her sister

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Published on 25 feb. 2014

Man Dies as Crane Collapses at Wedding in India
1 died, 4 injured in crane collapse at wedding venue.

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Overhead Crane Failure – Drops 75 Tons! (old news)

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Feb 162014
 

This is the failure of an overhead crane in the Netherlands.

Overhead Crane Failure – Drops 75 Tons!

uploaded on 2 nov 2009

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I received this video in an email a while back. I am not sure of the exact details. If anyone has any further information as to what exactly caused the failure or any information on the damage it caused, let me know!

Comment of Heavy Lift Specialist:

As can be seen in the Aftermath, the coupling segments on the drive unit of the winch broke. Why that happened, I do not know, it could be: bad workmanship during constrcution of the coupling, bad material, fatigue, overload or corrosion.

Lessons learned:  NEVER WALK OR STAND UNDER A LOAD!! as these unexpected failures can happen any moment!

mv Ostend Spirit beached on scrapyard in Turkey

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Feb 042014
 

On the video below you can see how to crash a ferry. The M/F Ostend Spirit also known as the MS Pride of Calais was planned to go for scrap and recycling.

FerryScrapBeachingMost of the work of the ferry was going back and forth across the English Channel. The time to be scraped had come, the vessel was no longer needed.

 

Video shows how the M/F Ostend Spirit is arriving in a unique style at the ship breaking yard in Turkey. The vessel will be broken down, piece by piece.

M/F OstendSpirit – SelimSan – Beeching / Aliaga

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Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines

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Dec 192013
 

Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines

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Dutch documentary about raising the “KURSK”

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Dec 022013
 
Westdoc – 14 augustus 2011 – De Koersk

Published on 15 aug 2011

Zondag 14 augustus 2011: De Koersk. De Koersk is een documentaire van RTV Utrecht over de spectaculaire berging van de Russische atoomonderzeeër Koersk, die op 12 augustus 2000 zonk in de Barentszzee. Met zijn herverkiezing in aantocht, deed president Poetin de belofte dat de Koersk snel zou worden geborgen. Hij zocht en vond Mammoet, het familiebedrijf van Jan en Frans van Seumeren uit het Utrechtse plaatsje De Meern. Jan bedenkt in zijn badkuip een revolutionair plan.

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Crane Tips, Operator Killed at St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church site

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Nov 052013
 

Maplewood emergency personnel were called to the scene of a deadly construction accident at the St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church on Monday after a crane tipped onto its side.

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The emergency call came just after noon from the construction site located at 1770 McMenemy Street.

Emergency responders were able to provide medical care to the victim, identified as 34-year-old Cory Lewellin, of Ogilvie, Minn., while they worked to free him from the cab.

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Mobilkran stürzt um – Crane crash

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Oct 272013
 
Mobilkran stürzt um – Crane crash

Obviously, the load is too heavy for the crane: RESULT: Crane Tips

  • No Lift Plan
  • No Idea what load they were lifting
  • improper rigging

Think about the six P’s

Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance