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Offline Buckets

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Big Blue Crane
« on: July 11, 2006, 03:27:56 PM »
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I only seen this video for the first time today, its one of those clips you just have to watch over and over.
http://craneaccidents.com/bigblue.mpg

Started at Miller Park: Oct. 2, 1998
Height: 567 feet
Weight: 2,100 tons
Lifting Capacity: 1,500 tons
Counterweights: 1,150 tons
Cables: 30,000 feet
Operators: Four
Cost to Build: $10 million
Assembly Time: Six weeks
Average weight of each roof section: 450 tons
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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 05:30:22 PM »
Whoa!

Big-bada-boom!!!

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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 08:01:19 PM »

And how unlucky were the three blokes that were killed - in a wire basket 200ft up hanging from another crane, caught by falling wreckage.

$US 100 million worth of damage, a year's delay, but at least the widows got something - about $US 10 million each.

Apparently the lift went ahead despite windy conditions

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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006, 08:38:23 PM »
Nasty.....

Have to wonder if it was not yet again an imperial/metric snafu in calculating the maximum strains.

We have a reasonably full skyline of cranes in Perth again, and more to come, it's pretty well guaranteed that at least one will have an incident in the next couple of years.

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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 07:07:36 AM »
Holy fuck!

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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 02:32:55 PM »
ouch!

Why is there someone always filming it? It would have been boring as hell - lowering a roof slowly.

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Re: Big Blue Crane
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 02:37:04 PM »
Same could be said for trainspotters of the dudes that camp near airports to see different types of aircraft...
I guess in this case, it's just a fascination for big cranes.