Crane accident seen on Google Earth

Posted on Saturday, October 21 2006 @ 19:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
You can spend all day long finding cool stuff on Google Earth - a friend of me just pointed me to this location in the Netherlands where a crane fell over the top story of a building near a place called Wateringen which is located a few miles south of The Hague.

I did a bit of digging and found some news reports in the Dutch media about this crane accident. Apparently the crane operator was sitting in the control room of the crane when the whole thing suddenly felt over the top story of the new building he was working on. According to this report the operator was seriously injured. The crane also hit a small building used by the subcontractors which was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

You can check it out over at Google Maps or enter 52°01'44.20" N 4°17'19.25" E in Google Earth to get a much better view.

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