A truck crane overturned yesterday in Hanover, Massachusetts while helping remove a tree from the back yard of a house in the town.
From what we have been told, the crane, which looks like a 40 ton unit, rented from Baxters Crane, was trying to lift a tree section when it went over instead. From the photo it looks as though the ground may have played a part in the overturn? We understand that no one was hurt in the incident and that damage was extremely light.
The scenario is all too familiar, with dozens of cranes a year overturning while lifting tree sections from back yards. Either due to underestimating the weight, or too large a section being cut free from the tree which then pulls the crane over.