Another crane incident

johnboy 20 April 2009 11

The ABC brings word of a crane accident at a Baulderstone construction site in Civic:

    The CFMEU says a worker at the Baulderstone site in Civic was almost killed when a three-ton concrete panel being lifted by a tower crane knocked over his four metre high work platform.

    It says the worker escaped serious injuries by ‘riding’ the platform as it fell to the ground.

There are certainly a lot more cranes being used in construction in Canberra than ever before, is there an issue with getting everyone on the site using them properly?


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trouble trouble 4:20 pm 22 Apr 09

“And you should see the pissy little connections they use to lift them with….”

take a close look at one some time, note the safe working load and how large they actually are. i do not work on that site but i do know the type of lifting gear used. it was not part of the problem.

workcover & CFMEU will no doubt give a report about it. untill then, if you dont know the facts and you wernt there its probably best not to throw stones….

AG Canberra AG Canberra 1:26 pm 21 Apr 09

More cranes because more concrete pre-fab stuff is being used. And you should see the pissy little connections they use to lift them with….

Rebos Rebos 11:13 am 21 Apr 09

Apparently he could also have jumped in a nearby wheelie bin for protection from that 3 ton concrete panel.

That would have “wheelie bin” even more dangerous!

niftydog niftydog 9:28 am 21 Apr 09

Apparently he could also have jumped in a nearby wheelie bin for protection from that 3 ton concrete panel.

trevar trevar 8:29 am 21 Apr 09

Well, at least they’re sharing the love.

bd84 bd84 9:50 pm 20 Apr 09

canberratowie2 said :

It would have to be the same site that had the scaffolding fall down a few months ago

Corner of Rudd street and marcus clark street

Sounds like they dont know what there doing there !!

No, It was the baulderstone site next to the city west carpark, cnr marcus clarke and allinga st.

canberratowie2 canberratowie2 9:33 pm 20 Apr 09

It would have to be the same site that had the scaffolding fall down a few months ago

Corner of Rudd street and marcus clark street

Sounds like they dont know what there doing there !!

deye deye 7:34 pm 20 Apr 09

Where is the “Baulderstone site” ?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 6:36 pm 20 Apr 09

I like how on Win local news it showed the site, and immediately behind the platfomr that was knocked over was a HUGE sign saying “MOVE NOW!”.

trevar trevar 6:25 pm 20 Apr 09

Maybe crane driver training should be compulsory for anyone operating a crane…

chewy14 chewy14 4:25 pm 20 Apr 09

Maybe Scaffold Surfing should be compulsory training for anyone on a building site these days.

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