A 47 year old crane operator is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident after driving a truck mounted crane into several vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in New York.
The incident happened around 6:20pm on Tuesday, according to CBS Local. According to the police officer on the scene, the crane was slowed down after hitting each car, but the driver did not make a complete stop. Police Office Joseph Goss was then able to stop his cruiser, run after the crane, hop into the passenger side, and coerce the man to stop.
None of the drivers of the 4 damaged vehicles were seriously injured, which is especially surprising after seeing the most damaged of the cars. Three people were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries, however.
Full Story: Police: Officer ‘Risked His Life’ To Stop Crane Driver Who Hit Several Cars On The Long Island Expressway | CBS Local New York
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.