All-terrain near-miss in Dorset

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An incident that apparently took place somewhere in Dorset in Mid May, in which a two-axle All Terrain crane had lifted a holiday accommodation unit, over the rear, free on wheels.

The operator then seems to have started to slew the crane without setting his outriggers, although the photo shows the near rear beam partially extended.

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The accommodation unit came to rest on the roof ridge of another cabin, as the crane teetered just off-balance. From what we understand the operator was able to recover the situation, which was being watched by the operator of another crane, from which the photographs were seemingly taken.

The crane is rigged with all of its counterweights and has an excellent set of mats on board, but there are only as good as the operator’s diligence.

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