ENVIRONMENT

Crane brake failure leads to dangerous load drop

HAVING well marked out no-go zones insured no-one was injured after a failure of crane brake sent a load plummeting to the ground at a New South Wales underground coal mine.

 The crane brake failed to hold the load.

The crane brake failed to hold the load.

While lifting a motor stator up to the motor room of a winder, the overhead motor room crane stopped when the load was about 10m from ground level. The crane brake failed to hold the load, causing the...

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