Dashcam footage of last weekend's crane collapse in Seattle. 1:01 video:
Big Blue crane collapse - GIF
Cranes collapse while rescuing tractor trailer - GIF
Crane collapses while lifting jumbo jet - GIF
That section of crane probably has twice as much steel in it as the 3 cars it pinned. Some of those people never knew what hit them.
On another note – it must've been a long ride down, for the worker(s) killed in the crane's cab. Damn. (They were getting some horrible high winds, at the time.)
Last edited by Scotsman Hosie; 04-30-2019 at 11:50 PM. Reason: additional comment.
Extremely sad for all involved & the decision maker will probably spend time to contemplate that ill thought action.
Scotsman Hosie (05-02-2019)
Can't help but wonder if, in attempting to remove the cab assembly — which became stuck — extra, upsetting forces, could've helped dislodge connections below. Apparently, once so many of the pins were removed, it didn't take much.
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