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No luffing matter

Apologies for the dreadful pun, but this story is about a luffing tower crane that partially collapsed on a site in Greenwich, London during Storm Katie.

Apologies for the dreadful pun, but this story is about a luffing tower crane that partially collapsed on a site in Greenwich, London during Storm Katie. 

The reason I can make the bad pun is, of course, that nobody was hurt. But they could have been. There is no explanation as yet as to why this happened. Obviously the storm was the primary cause, but why was the crane vulnerable?

Whatever the explanation, it is a good reminder that, however many lovely CGIs are produced and however much BIM coordination is done, construction is a difficult and dangerous business. 

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