The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal

ISSN: 1874-8368 ― Volume 14, 2020

Analysis of a Tower Crane Accident

The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal , 2008, 2: 287-293

M.H. Arslan, M.Y. Kaltakci

Selcuk University, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, Konya, Turkey.

Electronic publication date 19/11/2008
[DOI: 10.2174/1874836800802010287]

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Today, steel tower cranes are widely used in the construction sites. In this study, the accident occurred in Turkey in 2006 with the overturning of a tower crane in a construction site and the damage occurred on the nearby buildings due to this accident were taken into consideration. At first, the technical characteristics of the EC-H type tower crane used in that construction and then the reasons of the accident were presented in detail. The damage on the load carrying systems of the nearby buildings due to the accident and the precautions taken at the buildings after the accident for the improvement of the load-carrying systems were discussed. The numerical analysis and the general through investigation of the damage and the responding precautions performed for the reinforced concrete constructions were particularly carried out.

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