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Three construction workers survived after the mast failed on a construction hoist at the University of Newcastle, Australia yesterday.
The failed hoist is secured
The incident occurred on a new student accommodation block currently being built by John Holland construction. It appears that bolts or ties on the hoist – a Geda rented from Sydney Hoists – gave way causing the mast to bend and the car to tilt. All three men escaped through the emergency hatch without injuries.
Two cranes and a platform were used to recover the hoist
Two mobile cranes and boom lift were called in to remove the damaged hoist. A brief statement from the university said that no one was injured and that it had asked the company for ‘further information on the cause of the incident and that no follow-up action was required’.
The hoist car is lifted free
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A telehandler overturned on Saturday near San Diego, and was left hanging over Interstate 805 before it was rescued.
The telehander hangs over Interstate 805
The incident occurred on the construction of a new overpass in Chula Vista. The operator was thrown from cab where he was treated for a head injuries. A recovery team pulled the machine, a high boom JCB, down on to the hard shoulder of the road. Before lifting it onto a trailer.
The telehandler was pulled down onto road level
The machine appears to have its stabilizers extended and boom fully retracted and only slightly elevated.
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