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Several buildings were practically flattened and rescue workers were searching for anyone trapped underneath, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported.
Emergency responders in Alphen aan den Rijn confirmed the accident on Twitter, but provided no details. Dozens of emergency vehicles were at the scene.
The bridge, over the Old Rhine river was being renovated after surveys in 2010 had shown that its steel superstructure was in poor condition. The renovation, which began in the spring was expected to last the whole summer.
originally posted by: ShadowLink
Tandem lifts can be tricky, I swamped on a 40 ton for several years.
Thankfully I was never around any that tipped, seen lots of other crap get broken though.
It looks to me like the barge itself twisted thus tipping the back crane and it all went down hill from there.
Also, to be clear, a Swamper is the poor guy on the end of the line running around hooking up all the rigging and doing all the hard work, not the lucky bastard in the chair with the easy job