High winds collapse crane jib on Bouygues site

Grant Prior 4 years ago
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The jib of a luffing tower crane on a Bouygues residential job in South London broke during high winds in the early hours of Monday morning.

One of three cranes on the site failed. Pic courtesy of @rolfey180/Twitter
One of three cranes on the site failed. Pic courtesy of @rolfey180/Twitter

The crane failed in 70 mph gusts as Storm Katie hit the capital.

Bouygues is working on a £20m contract for Family Mosiac to build a mixed-use housing development.

Main construction works started in January at the Greenwich site.

Police closed several roads in the area until the crane was made safe.

Bouygues said: “Our full investigation is underway – however we are not making any assumptions at this stage.”

greenwich crane

Picture courtesy of @Schafernaker/Twitter

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