Tower crane jib blow back

A luffing tower crane’s jib blew over the rear in gale force winds in London, UK earlier today.

The Crane was set up alongside the Stanmore underground station, near Edgeware in North London, the local police have confirmed that no one was hurt in the incident, and that damage was largely restricted to the crane.

The incident occurred as Storm Ciara caused ripped though a large swathe of the UK with winds of up to 80mph. In number of other areas police received numerous calls from residents reporting tower crane issues, most, if not all of them simple weathervaning.

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