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  • Peter Normington

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    May 7, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    quote Kevin Flowers:

    Hi
    the one that toppled in London, the driver died & a man who was cleaning is car in the road was also killed. Its all but impossible to overload the telescopic cranes now days as they have cut out safety features. Was working in Liebherrs a few months ago who make the cranes & watched them testing the new style tower crane that all unfolds off the back of a lorry takes about 1hr to be up & working, very clever engineering.

    Kev

    kev
    its almost impossible is the keyword,
    #

    I worked for atlas for a while, but it is almost impossible to make anything rsole proof.

    Cranes are fitted with overload features. but they still rely on operator intelligence to ensure the lift can be done safely, bit like a jumbo jet will beep when something is wrong, but its the pilot that decides…

    Peter