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Russian Crane Performs a Backward Flip!

Digger Blogger | 19:20, Tue April 19 2011

This stunning video has been highlighted to me by plant & machinery forum stalwart Graham Rush.

Right from the very start of the clip you can sense that this is an accident just waiting to happen.

The rather antiquated looking crane has become detached from the lift which causes the jib to ricochet in a classic over the back flip, with devastating consequences.  Check out the guy who nearly gets squashed between the pipe and the sideboom, he certainly has a very lucky escape





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