Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Epic Crane Failure

I spotted this over at Bangshift, and well, what else can I add? Make the jump to see the video.

I wouldn’t want to make that call to the insurance company!
Read what Brian Lohnes stated in his post.

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  1. SirNotAppearing Avatar

    And what did the guys holding the rope think they were gonna do? Bunch of cornbread eaters, if you ask me.

  2. longrooffan Avatar

    That will buff right out!

  3. dmilligan Avatar

    I'm no expert, but I believe I'd have a little talk with the riggers about that mishap.

  4. CptSevere Avatar

    When that rigging let go, those dudes freakin' BOLTED. I haven't seen guys on a jobsite move that fast since the Roach Coach offered free donuts.

    1. Hopman Avatar

      Rightfully so. You never know when something breaks, and when it does, you don't want to be anywhere near it.

      1. dculberson Avatar

        Absolutely! When the load (in this case, a crane) lets go, the machine doing the lifting might break, too. The sudden change in stresses is not good for anything involved.

    2. FЯeeMan Avatar

      Funny thing – my first thought was that they didn't move very fast at all. I'd have been 1/2 way across the pier before that thing hit the ground!
      Pretty gutsy camera man, standing his ground like that.

  5. Hopman Avatar

    I don't think they used rigging that was rated for the working weight of the flying (the one being hoisted) crane.
    That crane weighs about 55 tons (110,000 lbs) so they should have used rigging rated for at least 60-70 tons (120,000 – 140,000 lbs).

  6. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    The blood feud between the gantries and the booms has been raging for decades.
    When will we see an end to this crane on crane violence?

  7. PFG Avatar

    I know this is the wrong website, but…
    Yo dawg.