Saturday, 29 June 2019

Unconfirmed reports coming to us this morning, allege that either the head block of a container gantry crane separated from the intermodal container spreader it was attached to during mid-lift yesterday at Port Elizabeth, NJ or, alternatively, that there was a spreader twist lock failure.



Unconfirmed reports coming to us this morning, allege that either the head block of a container gantry crane separated from the intermodal container spreader it was attached to during mid-lift yesterday at Port Elizabeth, NJ or, alternatively, that there was a spreader twist lock failure.
The photograph below depicts the accident's aftermath, with the container that had been lifted coming to rest between the inboard crane legs and a straddle carrier loading/discharge platform


Ron Signorino

to Longshore Safety


Member/Honorary Member at International Longshoremen's Association

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