Crane Accident – Australia (NSFW – contains bad language)


Video of an accident that happened in Australia in 2008 at the Wesfarmers Curragh coal mine in central Queensland. The official report cited operator error, and rumor has it the operator was inexperienced and pulled the wrong lever and allowed the winch to go into free-fall. He tried to catch it on the drum brake but that overheated, exploded and caught fire as you can see. The dragline boom was being lowered for maintenance, and as you can see the correct radius hadn’t been chosen to let the drag line boom clear the M4600-based Transilift boom. The operator suffered minor injuries. Aftermath photos can be found here: www.flickr.com

25 Responses to “Crane Accident – Australia (NSFW – contains bad language)”

  1. gsotodotcom  on November 17th, 2010

    HAHAHAHAH!

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  2. cartel0025  on November 17th, 2010

    @madisonelectronic nope this is more like a $350,000 repair job if not more those boom sections are done the brakes for the cable gave in because of the load and down it went.

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  3. daved2008  on November 17th, 2010

    “and the crane falls with devastating results” “OH FACK!!!”

    moment of silense with bell

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  4. chunkEcheez  on November 17th, 2010

    I love the birds tweeting and chirping at the start of this clip! Just another beautiful day… OH F&*K!!!

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  5. TheMarianyo  on November 17th, 2010

    the operator of a second big crane it was ,,super operator crane ,, ! pay attention ! turn crane in the critical moment ! respect , from romania with love !

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  6. launchmusicc  on November 17th, 2010

    So, I’m guessing now is not a good time to ask for a raise?

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  7. jeracojay  on November 17th, 2010

    WOW OMG that is so crazy

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  8. Kanberoglu20  on November 17th, 2010

    süper

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  9. mgospeed31  on November 17th, 2010

    You’re fired.

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  10. minkuukel  on November 17th, 2010

    @rockypyro1490
    And nice, i do it every night.

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  11. madisonelectronic  on November 17th, 2010

    Did the operator of the crane left standing get lucky or did he save the crane? I saw it swing to its’ left as the other one went down.

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  12. NJHater  on November 17th, 2010

    i bet it was a woman ;)

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  13. jdcrispe95  on November 17th, 2010

    @thatonefag lol!

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  14. thatonefag  on November 17th, 2010

    the other lever…

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  15. gtvm1984  on November 17th, 2010

    @richardperth2002 thank you for repeating what was already said in the description of the video, but this time with horrendous spelling and grammar.

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  16. wirenut495  on November 17th, 2010

    piss on the equipment i hope no one got hurt you can replace cranes, brakes etc nothing can replace a life

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  17. Taraquin  on November 17th, 2010

    Crane support group FAIL?

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  18. YouSayHelliSayHome  on November 17th, 2010

    This is the type situations where you run back to the office before word gets to your boss and walk into his office and say i quit and walk out.

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  19. 1958wvpicker  on November 17th, 2010

    somebodys in a world of shit

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  20. JulieSupAstAr  on November 17th, 2010

    OMG thats crazy !!

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  21. xxBlackpspxx  on November 17th, 2010

    LMAO the right crane doin epic DONG

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  22. ziggerification  on November 17th, 2010

    im not cleaning that up

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  23. hardstyleisbad  on November 17th, 2010

    ahahahaha rofl

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  24. rockypyro1490  on November 17th, 2010

    oh fuck is right!

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  25. kpshc707  on November 17th, 2010

    do over sped crane spools really do that? holy shit thing exploded

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