Credit: Austrian Times |
One million Euros of damage were caused when a massive 160 tonne crane designed for lifting up giant wind farm propellers sank into a waterlogged meadow in Walle in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The crane was supposed to be helping to build a new generator at a wind park in the area when it toppled to the side and fell.
The crane, which costs 168 million Euros and can lift up to 559 tonnes, was only half-a-year old when the accident occurred.
Oil from the crane also leaked out over the field causing further damage.
Two sister cranes were needed to recover the toppled vehicle.
Austrian Times |
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