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by Nick Drew  |  Thu 28 Mar 2013

Crane operator having a bad day

Here’s a video that has been doing the rounds on the plant and machinery forum circuit recently.

In the clip, which I suspect was taken somewhere in Eastern Europe, the crane is attempting to lower a medium sized bulldozer into a hole, but in no time at all the lift goes horribly wrong with devastating effect. The crane operator has clearly not done his mathematics on this lift. For starters the crane hardly looks big enough to cope with the weight, and in addition he appears to be set up too far away from the proposed drop zone. The only good thing about this footage is that the operator bails out of the cab before the crane topples into the hole, landing on top of the dozer as it does so!

 

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