What kind of questions would you have for your Spring SnapCharT? Here’s a start:
- Was there an established mooring process? Was the process good enough? Was it followed?
- Guidelines for operation (or ceasing operation) in high winds?
- Fall protection?
- Crane specs (weight)? Is the crane appropriate for this barge?
Crane Collapses Into Lewisville Lake
Created: Tuesday, 09 Dec 2008, 6:13 PM CST
LITTLE ELM — Tuesday’s strong winds may have caused a crane to collapse into Lewisville Lake, knocking a worker into the cold water.
The barge supporting the crane was secured along the NTTA toll bridge under construction when it broke free of its moorings around 3:30 p.m.
Three workers on board struggled to keep the barge upright, but it struck some rocks which punched a hole into the hull, and the barge began to sink.
One man fell into the choppy water but was immediately rescued by co-workers. He is okay was expected to be back at work in a few hours.
Safety officials are headed to the scene to make sure no fuel spilled into the lake.