Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Toppled Crane

Another toppled crane, though not as good as the one from a couple of weeks ago.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Crane Through Concrete

This set of fantantastic photos was sent in my Mining Mayhem's No. 1 fan, Owen. Brand new $4M Gillespies' crane, nine days old.
As soon as the jib was extended on the crane, one of the support legs punched through the thin concrete. Someone obviously forgot to check the non-distributed load capacity of the slab.
The crane balanced for about an hour before falling through.
 That sound you hear is the insurance assessors screaming.
 Thanks Owen, for sending these through!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Broken conveyor

Broken conveyor at an iron ore processing plant.