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Proof positive that big iron is indeed, big iron.

Posted in Crash Testing, Crashes, Death Wish, FAIL, Videos by MrAngry | December 14th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

There are some jobs in this world that I simply have no desire to try out. Heart surgeon is one, and the other is a big crane operator. It seems that every time I see one of these things they’re either falling down, toppling over, or inflicting damage on some sort of expensive structure. Now I know that we need these things, but lets face it, this has to be one of the most dangerous jobs out there. This particular incident took place in Auckland, New Zealand and occurred when this 200 tonne crane attempted to lift a new piece of bridge structure into place. Apparently the crane was placed on a platform that was specifically designed to handle its immense weight, but rains from the previous evening apparently weakened the underlying embankment thus causing it to give way. Watching the ground let loose under the cranes immense weight is pretty scary, especially when you consider that there is an operator strapped inside.

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  1. Taylor says:

    That’s just a case of getting the job done no matter the cost. The observer located by the crane looked right at the fissure opening up in plenty of time to halt the operation and get the operator out of there.

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  3. Set says:

    It’s a good thing that went as “well” as possible.