A loading crane tipped over on a busy street in Sydney, Australia this morning.
The crane, a rear-mounted HMF, was lifting some sort of large staging panel when it overturned and the boom came down on overhead lines or communication lines, a parked car, and a trailer. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.
The Sydney Fire Department photos indicate that the booms on the load side are either not extended or empty – and there is evidence of recent road excavation – or that they were fully retracted when the crane tipped over.
It looks like the salvage crew managed to fold the boom while the truck was still on its side.
Recovery is underway – Sydney Fire & Rescue
We will of course update this article as we get more information.