A 450-tonne seven-axle Grove GMK 7550 all-terrain crane owned by Bragg has been reported to tip sideways at 12th Street, between K Street and L Street, on the west side of the Hyatt Regency downtown on 14th August 2021.
The mobile crane tilted on one side and luckily was prevented from falling fully on its side due to the counterweight trailer. No one was hurt in the incident and the crane was recovered during the day and driven back to the company’s yard.
News report from ABC10
The block has been reopened after the demised crane has been removed from the site.
It is not sure how the mobile crane has landed sideways, but it could be the operator raising the crane boom without the outriggers. Definitely, it looks like a human error on this part and hopefully there is an investigation report out to determine the cause of the incident.