drb
logo
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | famous | cool ads | funny pics | food | futurism | gadgets | history | japan
military | music | nature | photo | russia | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird


All Cranes Are Doomed


"QUANTUM SHOT" #176


What Goes Up, Must Come Down
(pictures of crane accidents)

Gravity is the main reason cranes fall, but it usually does not happen without human error involved. There are so many pictures of crane accidents on the net, that one wonders why construction industry still uses such "fallible" machines; see latest episode in "Spiderman 3", for example. Here is a collection of "oops" photos, serving as a clear reminder why no one should ever stand under a hanging load!


































other construction machinery gets in trouble too:



















to work out the frustration they chase cars ... and people...







with all this excitement, the building might come out a bit... wrong:



Sources: SwapMeetDave, Exler, Ezprezzo, Karaul, The Liberal Blogger

Also read "Weird Accidents, Part2"

CONTINUE TO PART 2

Permanent Link...
Category: Funny Pics, Weird
Related Posts: Heavy machinery acrobatics
Oops! - Weirdest Accidents

Dark Roasted Blend's Photography Gear Picks:



RECENT ARTICLES:


Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6

"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them"

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #16

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Auto Oops! Bizarre Car Accidents, Part 7

New batch of maddeningly mysterious wrecks



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.

Our mobile site: http://mobile.darkroastedblend.com. You can also read us on iPad, as part of the Flipboard popular free app.



YOUR COMMENTS::

7 Comments:

Blogger Peter Haslam said...

Great shots as usual

___  
Blogger elve said...

Absolut great shots.

Have a look here for some more pics of a crane incident:

http://home.planet.nl/~willysplekje/Berging%20BKF%20kraan%20Strandheem%20Opende/home.html

(Mobile crane was hired to lift a sunken dredging-boat, but then flipped over so something really big was needed to get the other crane out)

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gravity is the only reason anything falls!! Cranes fall over primarily due to two major factors. The most important being improper set up the second being operator error which is due largely to a lack of quality training and a push in the industry to have these machines do more than they were designed to do.
Ultimately these machines when properly maintained, inspected and operated in a safe manner by people who have been sufficiently trained will perform exactly as designed over and over again without mishap. It is not the equipement that is so fallible but the people who run them.

___  
Anonymous Jim said...

Irony (n).: The excavator arm sticking out of the hole in the ground like some kind of post-apocalyptic monument. Also, the bulldozer picture is funny in a Hitchhiker's kind of way.

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think most modern cranes are equipped with GPS reporting systems, that communicate back to the manufacturer where and when they were overloaded. so they can avoid the operator saying 'it was a light load....honest'!

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course they fall because of lousy opperators. cranes are great machines and makes things much easier. anyway, about gravity - curtains in the last picture hangs like in normal windows, not like it should, if it was'nt fake :)

___  
Anonymous eric said...

Some awesome shots there, love the one with the bulldozer and the guys head lol! All reminds me of my time after college working on a building site, working around the cranes terrifyed me!

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office



READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:



Exceptional British 1950s Scifi Artwork

Quintessential Space Pulp Art by Ron Turner and others


Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2

The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting Kids


Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas

Profound Art Ritual Reflecting the Sanctity of Our Lives


Funny Sports Update

Underwater Ice Hockey, Extreme Stunts, etc.(Pics)


The New Motor, or the Steam-Powered Messiah

The strange, true tale (plus some wicked cyberpunk art)


Machines Alive! The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Is it a dream, or a nightmare?


Automated Musical Instruments

Music Robots: No Performer Necessary


American Supersonic Airliners:
Race for a Dream


Supersonic Marvels, Largely Forgotten Today


Pulp Pleasures: Eando Binder

"Where Eternity Ends" and other rare gems


Epic Fantasy: the Start of the Journey

Part 2 of our "Best Classic Fantasy" series


Strange Shadows: Best Classic Fantasy

Fantasy "Glitches in the Matrix", Epic Lands, and more!


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

Feb-March 2014 -- January 2014 -- Oct-Dec 2013 --
September 2013 -- August 2013 -- July 2013 -- May-June 2013 -- April 2013 --
March 2013 -- February 2013 -- Dec-Jan 2013 --
November 2012 -- October 2012 -- September 2012 --
August 2012 -- July 2012 -- June 2012 -- May 2012 -- April 2012 --
March 2012 -- February 2012 -- Dec-Jan 2012 --
November 2011 -- October 2011 -- September 2011 --
August 2011 -- July 2011 -- June 2011 --
May 2011 -- April 2011 -- March 2011 --
February 2011 -- January 2011 -- December 2010 --
November 2010 -- October 2010 -- September 2010 --
August 2010 - July 2010 -- June 2010 --
May 2010 -- April 2010 -- March 2010 --
Winter 2009-2010 -- Oct-Nov 2009 -- September 2009 --
August 2009 -- June-July 2009 -- May 2009 --
April 2009 -- March 2009 -- February 2009 --
January 2009 -- December 2008 -- November 2008 --
October 2008 -- September 2008 -- August 2008 --
July 2008 -- June 2008 -- May 2008 --
April 2008 -- March 2008 -- February 2008 --
January 2008 -- Dec, 2007 -- November 2007 --
October 2007 -- September 2007 -- August 2007 --
July 2007 -- June 2007 -- May 2007 --
April 2007 -- March 2007 -- February 2007 --
January 2007 -- December 2006 -- November 2006 --
October 2006 -- Link Latte Issues -- Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird




















Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird











Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Case friendly.