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Sunday, June 09, 2019

At least one person has died and six were injured after a crane fell onto an apartment complex in downtown Dallas, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans.

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I like cranes that don't fall over!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-09 10:15 PM | Reply


Cranes are the among the scariest part of construction in the city.

Watch the first couple minutes of this video from Smithsonian channel ...

www.smithsonianchannel.com

Crane operators for skyscraper construction are part of a special talent.


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-09 10:55 PM | Reply

Was this all part of the Chinese hoax of climate change too?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-10 11:38 AM | Reply

We need less crane regulation. And more crane raking.

Obviously.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-10 06:09 PM | Reply

To be fair, the storm was sever, winds in excess of 70MPH. Worse still the crane was free standing. The construction had just started. Let the victims and their families sue the stuffings out of the companies that erected too much crane too soon. Smart companies use jack up cranes within the superstructure after they get above five stories. This looks like a 200' mast type. They usually secure those to the superstructure with cables. This isn't just a Texas problem, New York City has had a couple of cranes fall in the last few years.

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-10 09:17 PM | Reply

It is too soon to talk about crane control.

Thoughts and prayers.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-11 04:32 AM | Reply

To be fair, the storm was sever, winds in excess of 70MPH. Worse still the crane was free standing. The construction had just started. Let the victims and their families sue the stuffings out of the companies that erected too much crane too soon. Smart companies use jack up cranes within the superstructure after they get above five stories. This looks like a 200' mast type. They usually secure those to the superstructure with cables. This isn't just a Texas problem, New York City has had a couple of cranes fall in the last few years.

#5 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Since it's literally blocks from me, I can tell you that there was no way to use a jack up in that building.

I won't speculate as to the contributing factors at this point because I just don't know. It was a pretty fierce wind with gusts that actually reached 80 mph though in the downtown area. There is large damage to many areas. Although other cranes in the area faired better.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-11 10:41 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Sycophant Why would the contractor use a 200' crane on a building less than 15 stories high?

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-11 11:58 AM | Reply

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