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Have you ever noticed that the majority of these happen in other than America?
So many of those were so obviously accidents waiting to happen. Just a pity the people on the scene were unable to see it too.
Every "accident" is obvious in retrospect.Not to mention that these sorts of things happen "all the time". But it is more impressive when something which requires heavy equipment falls over, than when the 10 x 8 foot section of a wooden shed falls over.
It's amazing how often experienced crane operators fail to check their load charts, and even more amazing how many cranes don't have one posted in the control cab - a regulation in most places. Most of these were complex lifts that would normally require calculation and review by a lift specialist - but it appears none of that happened, given the results.