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Runaway Crane - What would you do

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Published on Mar 28, 2011

Runaway Crane Safety Procedures - What would you do? TV Show, Monster Moves captured this dramatic footage of a runaway crane.

Do you think the workers responded well, tell us what you would do in this situation.

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SpiderWaffle
"He jams the crane under the bridge to bring it to a halt" Polite way of saying "He aimed straight down the hill to pick up as much speed as possible and then crashed into a bridge directly in the way while taking down as many power lines as possible while causing negligible speed reduction and thwarting any attempts his crew might have of safely helping him, so as to insure maximum damage to the surrounding area."
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Mukesh Goyal
SpiderWaffle wow u shows the way how a media reports now a days on news channel show this news..
SpiderWaffle
+blooneyful This is a Crane Operatoring Ruthless Scoundrel, CORS, got me so hot he's making me stupid. Real menaces to society these guys. ^^
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Caleb Jurgensen
Why would he not fire up the motor and put the outriggers down? A little fucked up pavement to pay for is nothing compared to bringing down power polls and damaging a railway bridge. I assume this company is no longer in business and the operator was put out of crane work for life. 
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castlemania08
+mspenrice I had the experience of brake failure in a highway truck. Front brakes were just drums and shoes with single brake chambers. Rear brakes utilised drums and shoes with "maxi" brake chambers, similar to the type the crane used. From wear, the shoes were out of adjustment, which meant the truck would not pull up effectively whilst braking with the service brake. When the park brake was applied, the truck continued to roll through the brakes. This is why maintenance is key in any brake system, particularly in air brakes.
mspenrice
That's a bit worrying. I would have thought that there'd be some kind of more guaranteed, mechanical, if unsophisticated and difficult to engage/hard to control way of locking/braking the wheels when all else had failed, given that a machine you can't move is much less of a problem than one you can't stop moving. In most cars, for example, other than those with the annoying/worrying (and almost universally hated) electronic parking brakes, the lever pulls on a cable which directly applies the rear brake shoes (or, in some cases, front or rear calipers) against the drum (or disc) with an additional lever which works on them entirely separate to the main hydraulic system and cylinders/pistons. One would hope that whatever it is that applies the main brake force in heavy machinery would have some kind of similar emergency override, however it may need to be applied. Even railway wagons often still have a wheel-cranked hand-brake to secure them in sidings when not hooked up to the air brake lines.
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Jeff Jones
he should have had control of the outriggers from the cab, should have dropped them...
MusicianAdam
"The driver does his best to avoid obstacles" Proceeds to knock over multiple power lines
spdwebdotnet
All of you saying to put the out riggers down... take a listen at 0:28  "Can you put an out rigger down?"  Suggested by the guy in the blue with the white hard hat.  I cant understand the response from the driver.. but I am sure it wasn't.. "I'm not going to try that sorry." 
spdwebdotnet
The guy steered wide to miss that Jeep. The thing hardly steers. This was the result. 
Col. Angus
I would have tried putting the board on the upswing of the tires forcing the tie to jam into the wheel wells.
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Aris Taukulis
they should have made ramp from 2 of those logs under the front wheel
PervvySageJiraiya
+SpiderWaffle Still, they didnt really try to stop it
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V
I would keep my equipment properly maintained.
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V
+PatricK WithaKay :-)
PatricK WithaKay
is that your wife job :)
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Gory Egor
"Runaway crane, never coming back."
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Hook the cummins up to it and pull it the other way.
SpiderWaffle
+ssShortBoxKid⧓ I would thoroughly enjoy watching that, Micheal Bay, put that in your next CGI alien movie!
ssShortBoxKid
Hahah I like this idea.
CRTukker
Should have put it in reverse at the start.
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