Tower Crane collapse in Bremen harbour area

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A tower crane collapsed onto a building in the Bremen harbour area on Saturday night (19th Feb) during a storm with high winds.

Reports state that the crane, a Potain MDT tower crane which was rigged with a hook height of 55 metres, and that the failure occurred to the tower at a height of around 10 metres. The crane wreckage was removed over the weekend. No one was hurt in the incident, although the driver of a passing truck had a lucky escape after the crane struck his vehicle.

The building is the site of new residential development by the Zech Group. The video below was taken during the recovery.

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