VIDEO: 5 minutes of crane FAILS: toppling over hills, trains, buildings

|  December 27, 2013 |

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Appropriately titled “Crane FAIL Compilation 2013,” the video below puts together a 5-minute retrospective of the worst videotaped crane failures that came to light in the last year. Most of these failures come from our friends in Russia and, thankfully, maybe only one or two come from the U.S. There’s a bit of everything. Cranes dropping other cranes. Cranes collapsing over railyards, scenic snowy hills, massive construction sites, etc. So sit back, relax, and be glad it’s not you. (Note: There is a bit of course language around the 2 minute and 3 minute, 40 second marks.) Watch below.

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