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Crane tips over at construction site in Tacoma

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm with 8 Comments »
June 30, 2011 5:18 pm
Peter Haley / Staff photographer

Sound Transit officials are investigating what caused a crane to topple over today at the construction site near the 705 overpass in Tacoma.

The incident occurred about 3 p.m. at the site on B Street between 25th and 26th streets.

“We are working with the contractor who owns the crane to determine what happened,” Sound Transit spokeswoman Kimberly Reason said.

No one was injured.

Work is temporarily halted at the site while the investigation is completed. Crews there are laying the last segment of track for the Sounder commuter rail extension that will offer service from Tacoma to Lakewood in 2012.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. tree_guy says:

    Don’t worry, the taxpayers will fix it.

  2. BigSwingingRichard says:

    “Sound Transit officials are investigating what caused a crane to topple over today at the construction site near the 705 overpass in Tacoma.”

    Sound Transit officials have determine the cause of the crane toppling over was gravity.

  3. jrh98409 says:

    What caused it? I’m thinkin’ gravity.

  4. Misunderestimated says:

    If one of the outriggers did not break, if the support under the outrigger did not give way, then someone did something incredibly stupid to cause the crane to tip over.

  5. tree_guy says:

    Some workers will do anything to get a four day weekend.

  6. “tree_guy says:
    June 30, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    Don’t worry, the taxpayers will fix it.”

    yeah…because you know the insurance company is already dodging responsibility

  7. thewestside says:

    This is a common on a construction site. No big deal.

  8. reeb_chugger says:

    Hindsight is always 20/20, but having a competent crane operator and drawing up a simple pick plan to verify the weight of the load in relation to the lifting capacities and working ranges of the crane would have probably told these cowboys that this would happen before they actually went through with the lift…well I guess that’s why I have a job!!! Safety First!

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