Irish Dock Overboard Oh-Nos

Crane safety in Ireland

When a crane overload causes an over-load



#1: Notice the white car upside-down in the water...
Crane Safety on an Irish Dock

#2: White car on its way up, with a slight load on the crane...


#3: Almost got it up - waiting for the water to drain out?


#4: OOOOOOPS! Down goes the crane on top of the white car...


#5: Say goodbye to Crane #1...


#6: No problem - bring in a heavier crane - with better brace support!


#7: Piece of cake - bring up both the white car and Crane #1...


#8: White car out of the way... now for bringing up Crane #1...


#9: OOOOOOPS! Say bye to Crane #2...


The actual location for this event is in Roundstone, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Only the first crane rolled over into the harbor, the second crane did not tip over.

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17-Sep-2019