Lifting Accident Alphen aan den Rijn

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Last year in a town in the west of the Netherlands, two cranes which were lifting a bridge section toppled over and caused extensive damage to nearby homes and businesses. The YouTube video below, which was produced by the Dutch Safety Board, clearly describes the accident and the reasons why it occurred. If you have anything to do with lifting heavy objects or work with barges, this video will be especially interesting. It highlights what can go wrong if adequate risk assessments are not carried out before a major lift goes ahead.