Netherlands crane collapse

20 feared injured.

Another view

  • BillyHW

    That was unfortunate.

    • lolwut?

      and predictable.

      Doesn’t take an expert to see that barge was not adequate to support
      those two cranes lifting and moving such weight…

      • That was brutal to watch.

        • lolwut?

          At at 44 seconds you can hear the guys yelling cause they know it’s not going to work but the crane operator keeps moving the load…

          I’ve watched plenty much smaller cranes lifting smaller loads
          on bigger barges here in Vancouver, much of the shore of Olympic Village was built using cranes on barges.

          It doesn’t take much before they the barge starts of start listing over even when it’s one crane centered correctly.

  • El Martyachi

    Was that the crane operator screaming in video #2?

    • Millie_Woods

      Julianabrug Stort Neer! I think it’s Dutcinese for Holy Fuck!

  • ontario john

    I blame the Jews.

    • Raymond Cameron

      There was a crane involved: you must blame Russian Jews…

  • simus1

    There seemed to be some question about bringing a howler monkey to such an event.

  • canminuteman

    That’s the sort of stupidity you expect to see in the third world, the Dutch used to be smarter than that. Or it could be a case of wooden shoe, wooden head, wooden listen.

  • bob e

    mebbe they hired our ruskie crane operator friends to save a few kronen ??..
    that was too horrible to watch.

  • simus1

    Only three tugs, three barges, and two cranes?

  • Blacksmith

    Hard to say what started that, ballast issues on the one barge? Cable failure? Strut failure, or simply operator failure.